Joseph Sobol

  • Professor Of Storytelling
  • Faculty of Creative Industries
Joseph Sobol

About Me

I have been a blue salmon in the loch,

A dog, a stag, a roebuck on the mountain,

A stock, a spade, an axe in the hand,

A stallion, a bull, a buck,

I was reaped and placed in an oven;

While roasting, I fell to the ground

The black hen swallowed me.

In her crop for nine nights lain.

I have been dead, I have been alive....

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Skills And Qualifications


  • Storytelling performance; cittern, guitar, mandolin, singing, composing.


Publications And Past Projects

  • Reducing Industrial Carbon Emissions (RICE)--a consortium of scientists, environmental engineers, and digital storytellers. Funded by the Wales-European Funding Office (WEFO), 2018-2022
  • Liars, Damn Liars, and Storytellers: Essays on Traditional an Contemporary Storytelling, book. Publication date Sept., 2020, University of Tennessee Press
  • Cancer Stories Project: cancer patient narratives for training physicians and medical students in compassionate communication. East Tennessee State University, 206-2016, with ongoing editorial and scholarly revisions.