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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.


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


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.


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.



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.


  • Other Interests

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


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

George Alan Soule

Ruth Georgia (Knudsen) Soule

Carolyn Richards

Katherine Soule