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PhD. (English/Drama), 1994, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J. Topic: Sam Shepard Improvises. Supervisor: Maurice Charney.
M.A. (English), 1974, Rutgers University. Teaching Assistantship, 1970-73.
B.A. (Honours English, cum laude), 1970, Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont. Reid Carr Award (English), 1970; Dean's List, 1968-70; Varsity hockey, 1968-70.
Honours Secondary School Diploma, 1967, Ridley College, St. Catharines, Ontario. Awards: Mason Gold Medal, Ontario Scholarship.
Mediator, Conflict Resolution Trainer, Coach. Soules Consulting Ltd., Ladysmith, BC: 2015 - Present.
Self-employed writer and artist: 2009 - Present.
Honorary Research Associate. Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo, BC: 2009 - Present.
University Professor. English and Media Studies, Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo, BC: 1987-2009. Courses: Modern Drama; Narratives of Cyberspace; Computer-Mediated Communication; Emerging Digital Technologies; Promotion, Persuasion, Propaganda; Canadian Media Theory; Studies in Global Media; Making the News; Public Relations, Advocacy, and the Media; Media and Identity.
Chair. Media Studies Department, Vancouver Island University: 1998-2008.
Director. Media Research Lab (MRL). Vancouver Island University: 2003-2009.
College Instructor. English, Capilano College, North Vancouver, BC: 1977: 1986-87.
President. Raincoast Construction Ltd. (custom building contractor), Vancouver, BC: 1978 - 1987.
Instructor. English / Creative Writing. Niagara College, Welland, ON: 1975-77.
Lecturer. English Literature. University of Guelph, Guelph, ON: 1973-74.
Teaching Assistant. English Department. Rutgers: The State University of New Jersey: 1970-73
The Charge in the Global Membrane. B.W. Powe (text) & M. Soules (images). Seattle, WA: NeoPoiesis Press: 2019.
Editor. Slightly Corked. By Delbert Horrocks. Ladysmith, BC: Take Five Publications: 2017.
Noble Lies. Unpublished screenplay: 2016.
Media, Persuasion, and Propaganda. Edinburgh, UK: Edinburgh, University Press, 2015.
Sam Shepard Improvises: Protocols of Improvisation in Performance, Saarbrücken, Germany: Lambert AP, 2012.
"Be Hyper-Derivative." Photographs in Curt Cloninger, Hot-wiring Your Creative Process: Strategies for Print and New Media Designers. Berkeley, CA: Pearson / Peachpit Press, 2006: 105-11.
"Animating the Language Machine: Computers and Performance." Journal for Computing in the Humanities 36.3 (August 2002): 319-344.
"Improvising Character: Jazz, the Actor, and Protocols of Improvisation." The Other Side of Nowhere: Jazz, Improvisation and Communities in Dialogue. Eds. Ajay Heble and Daniel Fischlin. Middletown, CT: Wesleyan UP: 2004: 268-297. (marshallsoules.ca/shepard/character.htm)
"From Video Conferencing to the Cybercafé: Membership, Performance and Online Learning." Ed-Media '98 Conference Proceedings. Charlottesville, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education: 1998.
"Protocols of Improvisation and Online Communication." LETT '97 Conference Proceedings. Victoria, BC: June 1997.
Editor. Atrevida 1.1 (Summer 1990). Published by Malaspina College and Oolichan Press.
"Lowdown on Haute Cuisine: An Interview with Wolfgang Goudriaan." Atrevida 1.1 (Summer 1990): 18-25.
"Praise Be to Ducks in Flight." Canadian Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War Quarterly 4.2 (Spring 1989): 11.
"B.C.: B.C." Brick 19 (Fall 1983): 11-16. An article on thirty centuries of British Columbia sculpture.
Editor and Publisher. Interlude to Battle. Larry V. Platt. Vancouver: Pulp Press: 1980.
"Ah! B.C." Brick 6 (June 1979): 26-35. Reprinted in Brick 12: A Brick Sampler. An article on British Columbia art and history.
Conference Papers and Presentations
"The Juxtaposition Engine: Recombinant Images and Emerging Narratives." Consortium for Computing in the Humanities (COCH/COSH). University of Manitoba: May 2004. marshallsoules.ca/jengine
"From Electronic Journals to the Digital Documentary: The Collaborative Learning Archive." Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities. Consortium for Computing in the Humanities (COCH/COSH). Dalhousie University: May 2003.
"Computer Gaming and Protocols of Improvisation." Consortium for Computing in the Humanities (COCH/COSH). University of Toronto: May 2002.
"Protocols of Improvisation: Sam Shepard in B.C." Staging the Pacific Province Conference. University of British Columbia, Oct 10-13, 2001. marshallsoules.ca/shepard/.
"Collaboration and Publication in Hybrid Online Courses." Connections 2001. British Columbia's Centre for Curriculum, Transfer and Technology. Whistler, BC: May 2001.
"Eshu's Cap: Improvisation at the Crossroads of the Diaspora." Guelph Jazz Festival. Guelph, ON: September 2000.
"Hybrid Online Courses & Strategies for Collaboration." COCH/COSH Conference. Congress of Learned Societies. University of Alberta, Edmonton: June 2000.
"Sam Shepard's Suicide in Bb: Silhouette in Sound." Guelph Jazz Festival. Guelph, ON: September 1999.
"Animating the Language Machine." COCH/COSH Conference. Congress of Learned Societies. Bishops University, Lennoxville, PQ: June 1999.
"Play, Voluntary Discipline and Protocols of Improvisation." Guelph Jazz Festival. Guelph, ON: September 1998.
"From Video-Conferencing to the Cybercafé: Membership, Performance and Online Learning." Ed-Media/Ed-Telecom Conference. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Frieberg, Germany: June 1998.
"Sam Shepard Improvises the Nomadic Character." ACCUTE Conference. Congress of Learned Societies. University of Ottawa: May 1998.
"GIFs and JPEGs for the Web." Standing Committee on Educational Technology (SCOET) Conference, Vancouver, BC: May 1997.
"Protocols of Improvisation and Online Communication." Leading Edge Training and Technology (LETT '97) Conference, Victoria, BC: March 1997.
"Enhancing Capacity with Video Conferencing." Malaspina University-College Educational Techology Conference. Nanaimo, BC: May 1996.
"Wilson Duff: Survivor." Nanaimo Archeological Society: 1993.
"Media in the Family." Dubé Symposium. Nanaimo, BC: 1991.
Productions and Exhibits
"The Charge in the Global Membrane." Exhibition of prints. Corinne James, curator. The Old School House Gallery (TOSH), Qualicum Beach, BC: September 5-30, 2018.
"Lo-fi and Wi-fi: Conjuring Creativity & Performance," Arts and Humanities Colloquium, Vancouver Island University: October 2012. Performance with Marian van der Zon, Robin Davies, Niel Scobie and others.
"Cover Up - Bleeding Edges." Prints/film. Datastream 4: Proliferating Signs & Cultural Layers. Nanaimo Art Gallery: January 12, 2012 - February 4, 2012.
"Anonymous Identities: Remembering Community." Digital prints. Datastream 3: Machine Communities. Curator: Greg Ball. Nanaimo Art Gallery: Jan. 8 - Feb 13, 2010.
Ikarut Silakkut: Canadian North and Inuit Broadcasting. This visionary 1977 report to CRTC by Rod Chiasson argues that the Canadian North needs a broadcasting system which is oriented north-to-south and east-to-west, not south-to-north: 2009. marshallsoules.ca/ikarut/cover.html
Be the Media. Nick Middleton and Chad Schroter-Gillespie. DVD. Production Consultant / Participant: 2009.
Cuba Now, with Ramiro Zayas Frutos. DVD ISBN 978-1-896886-11-4. Producer. Media Research Lab (VIU): 2008.
Dionne Brand. DVD ISBN 978-1-896886-15-2. Producer. Media Research Lab (VIU): 2008.
Ishmael Beah. DVD ISBN 978-1-896886-19-0. Producer. Media Research Lab (VIU): 2008.
Tom Wayman. DVD ISBN 978-1-896886-19-0. Producer. Media Research Lab (VIU): 2007.
Mongolian Rhapsody with Galsan Tschinag. DVD ISBN 978-1-896886-09-1. Producer / Camera. Media Research Lab (VIU): 2008.
Producer, reFrame3: Film Symposium with Christine Welsh and Tracy Kim Jack: March 2008.
Digital prints and multimedia installation. Datastream 2: Reflections on Power. Curator: Greg Ball. Nanaimo Art Gallery: Feb 16 - March 10, 2007.
"Suite Habana." Digital Photography for Urban Eyes Exhibit. Curator: Kim Goldberg. Nanaimo, BC: April 21-23, 2006.
Cuba Demands. 2006. Online electronic edition of Editoria Política (Cuban government) publication: 1999. marshallsoules.ca/cubademands/splash.htm.
Urban Wallpaper: Almost Heaven. Art exhibit. Curator: Corinne Martin. Old School House Gallery, Qualicum Beach, BC: March 27-April 10, 2006.
Urban Wallpaper: Spirit and Politics. Art exhibit. APHID Gallery, Nanaimo, BC: November 2005.
Urban Wallpaper Tour: 2005. (marshallsoules.ca/urban/wallpaper.htm).
The Cyborg Instructor. avatar.learnnewmedia.ca/. Online interactive software application: 2005.
"Reading the Signs on the Wall: Unsanctioned Images in the Public Sphere." With Tricia Irish. 2005. (marshallsoules.ca/Signs/).
MediaBC. Website development for Media and Communications Studies Articulation Committee, with funding from BC Council on Admissions and Transfer. mediabc.ca. Sept. 2005-May 2006.
Producer, reFrame2: Media and Leadership. Malaspina University-College: May 2005.
Photography and digital art installation. Datastream. Curator: Robin Field. Nanaimo Art Gallery: March 2004.
The Juxtaposition Engine. Software and website development with Michael Nixon (RA). (http://marshallsoules.ca/jengine/). 2004.
Producer, reFrame: Video at the Crossroads Conference, Malaspina University-College: November 2003.
Urban Wallpaper. Solo Photography Exhibit. Curator: Pamela Speight. Nanaimo Art Gallery. Nanaimo, BC: June 1997.
"Bridging the Barriers of Defensiveness." Presentation at Alternative Dispute Resolution of BC (ADRBC) Symposium, with Donna Soules and Anna Richards. Simon Fraser University (Downtown), Vancouver, BC: 12 June 2018.
Outstanding Service Award. Vancouver Island University: June 2011.
Master Mediators Intensive: Neuroscience, Empathy, and Mediation. Los Angeles, CA: March 2011.
Community Adjustment Fund (CAF) award of $2.7 M in collaboration with the Ladysmith High Street Group to build a community social services centre: September 2009.
Activist Documentary 2-week Intensive. Gulf Islands Film and Television School (GIFTS): May 2009.
BA Major in Digital Media Studies. Curriculum Development. Media Studies Department, Vancouver Island University: 2008.
Board / Program Committee. Nanaimo Global Film Festival: September 2007 - 2010.
Canada/Cuba Image Dialogue. SSHRC ITST (Image Text Sound Technology) grant. Research on social and political messages in the public sphere: January 2007 - June 2009.
New Opportunities Fund Recognition Award. Canadian Foundation for Innovation (CFI): March 2006.
"Urban Wallpaper in Context." Artist's Talk. Old School House Gallery, Qualicum Beach, BC: April 8, 2006.
BA Minor in Media Studies. Curriculum Development. Media Studies Department, Vancouver Island University: 2004.
Instructor/Team Leader. Digitization Fundamentals and Their Application, Digital Humanities/Humanities Computing Summer Institute, University of Victoria: June 2004-2006.
Board of Directors. Ladysmith Resource Centre Association. Ladysmith, BC: 2004--2011.
Director. Media Research Lab, Vancouver Island University: 2003--2009.
Chair. Media and Communication Studies Articulation Committee (MACSAC), BC Articulation and Transfer: 2002-2004.
Chair of Media Studies, Malaspina University-College / Vancouver Island University: 1998--2008.
"Writing and the Web." The Art and Business of Writing Conference. Federation of British Columbia Writers. Malaspina University-College: October 1999.
Exhibition Committee. Nanaimo Art Gallery: 1999-2001.
President, Board of Directors. Navigator Newspaper Society. Nanaimo, BC: 1997-2000.
Faculty Advisor, Cybercafé. Malaspina University-College. Nanaimo, BC: 1997-98.
GIFs and JPEGs for the Web. Computer Software. SCOET Conference, Vancouver, BC: May 1997.
B.C. Government Innovations Grants for development and delivery of educational technology pilot projects: Emerging Digital Technology (Video Conferencing, Spring 1996); Computer-Mediated Communication, Canadian Media Theory (Spring 1997); Cybercafé (1997-98).
Board of Directors. Nanaimo Theatre Festival: 1989-91.
Intensive Gamelan Workshop, Simon Fraser University: 1986.
Founder and Director. Africa West. (Music promotion): 1984--1996.
Musician with Olatunji's Drums of Passion. Whistler Jazz Festival, Whistler, BC: July 1984.
Musician. Djembe Bara. Vancouver: 1982-87.
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