College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences

Liam Corley

Associate Professor | Early & 19th C. American Literature

Web presence: Personal Webpage


Ph.D. in English, University of California, Riverside, 2004
M.A. in English, San Jose State University, 1999
B.A. in Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley, 1992

Research and Teaching Interests

Veterans in American Literature, 18th/19th C. American Literature, American Poetry, Asian American Literature, Multi-Ethnic American Literature before 1900, Literature and Religion.

Recent Publications

“Teaching as Leading: Valuing the Veteran in All of Us.” Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture 16.3 (October 2016): 539-549.

Bayard Taylor: Determined Dreamer of America’s Rise, 1825-1878. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 2014.

“‘Brave Words’: Rehabilitating the Veteran-Writer.” College English 74.4 (March 2012): 351-65.

“Achilles Among the Maidens.” War, Literature, and the Arts 24.1 (2012): 216-24.


ENG 201: Intro to Modern Fiction
ENG 211: American Literature to 1865
ENG 212: American Literature post-1865
ENG 213: Ethnic American Literature
ENG 216: The Bible as Literature
ENG 360/361: American Poetic Tradition
ENG 452: Early American Literature
ENG 454: 19th C. American Literature
ENG 500: Intro to Graduate Research
ENG 531: Ethnic American Literature
ENG 561A/562A: Early American Literature
ENG 561B/562B: 19th C. American Literature
ENG 575: Studies in Poetry