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George Soule

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George Soule

Here is where to look for information about my courses,
articles, and other material.

Blea Tarn

Blea Tarn near Grasmere, Cumbria, "the fixed centre of a
troubled world" in Wordsworth's Excursion.


Carleton College English Department Home Page

  • William Shakespeare

    Two articles on works by William Shakespeare: "The Open Heart" and "Old Men and Young Ideas: King Lear and The Tempest.
  • Willliam Wordsworth

    Four Articles on William Wordsworth: "Spots of Earth," "True and False Princesses," "Readings of Three Poems," and "The Prelude and the French Revolution."
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    "Coleridge's 'Ancient Mariner': A Consumer's Guide": An analysis of "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" which focuses on the coherent core of the poem.
  • Odes by Gray and Collins

    An essay on selected odes by Thomas Gray and William Collins.
  • Matthew Arnold

    An article on Matthew Arnold's haunting "To Marguerite--Continued," a poem belonging to his "Switzerland" group.
  • Iris Murdoch

    "Murdoch's Gift: The Book and the Brotherhood's Narrator": The Book and the Brotherhood resists normal ways of reading a novel. The key lies in Murdoch’s ideas about philosophy and the function of this novel’s narrator.
  • Anita Brookner

    "Brookner: Three Recent Novels—Altered States, Visitors, Falling Slowly": Three of Brookner’s later novels show that the author continues to rework her themes in new and powerful ways.
  • Katherine Mansfield

    An overview and notes on "Miss Brill," "Bliss," "At the Bay," and "The Garden Party."
  • John Masefield

    "John Masefield's 'Cargoes'": This old-fashioned poem is artfully written and contains many suggestions about the contrast of civilizations.
  • Peggy Lee

    "Homage to Peggy Lee": An obituary of the celebrated singer with personal memories from her years in Fargo.
  • Making It at LaCrosse

    The youthful author travels to LaCrosse, Wisconsin, to deliver his first academic paper and learns a lesson.
  • Jeopardy

    "Reflections on Jeopardy": A reflection on the implications of the popular TV show by a tournament winner.
  • Bibliography

  • Curriculum Vitae

    Curriculum Vitae