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Literature educator

George Alan Soule, American literature educator. International fellow Rotary, 1952-1953, Sterling pre-doctoral fellow Yale University, 1957-1958.

Background

Soule, George Alan was born on March 3, 1930 in Fargo, North Dakota, United States. Son of George Alan and Ruth Georgia (Knudsen) Soule.

Education

Bachelor, Carleton College, 1951. Postgraduate, Corpus Christi College. Postgraduate, Cambridge University, England, 1953.

Master of Arts, Yale University, 1956. Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1960.

Career

Instructor English literature Oberlin (Ohio) College, 1958-1960. Assistant professor University Wisconsin, Madison, 1960-1962. From assistant professor to professor Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota, 1962-1995, professor emeritus, since 1995, chair English department, 1980—1983.

Teacher Cannon Valley Elder Collegium, 1998—2009, vice chair, 2003—2005, chair, 2005—2007, also board directors. Consultant Educational Testing Service, Princeton, New Jersey, 1967-1984, 94-97. Lecturer Wordsworth Winter School, Grasmere, United Kingdom, 2003-2007.

Works

Membership

Library. board City Northfield, 1997-1900. Board directors Northfield Area Foundation, 2001-2002. With United States Army, 1954-1955.

Member of Friends Wordsworth Conference Foundation, Anthony Powell Society, The Iris Murdoch Society, Friends of Dove Cottge, Boswell Society of Auchinleck, Johnson Society of Lichfield, Mayflower Society, Oxford and Cambridge Club, Rotary, Phi Beta Kappa.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Cooking, travel, Jeopardy (Champion Senior Tournament 1990).

Connections

Married Carolyn Richards, November 24, 1961. 1 child, Katherine.

father:
George Alan Soule

mother:
Ruth Georgia (Knudsen) Soule

spouse:
Carolyn Richards

child:
Katherine Soule