Dr. William C. “Liam” Corley
Associate Professor of English
Just your typical husband, father, professor, officer, veteran, poet, and disciple. I keep my hair short to hide the grey ones. In the words of the immortal Indiana Jones: “It’s not the years; it’s the mileage.” I’ve been married to Amy since 1997. Stephen, Clare, Dorothy, and Samuel joined our happy home in 2000, 2003, 2005, and 2013.
Twenty-Seven Other Things I’m Grateful For
2. Growing up in a small town
3. My teachers, especially Steve Axelrod (Riverside), Arthur Quinn (Berkeley), Emory Elliott (Riverside), Sandy Muir (Berkeley), John Engell (San Jose State), and Michael Phillips (Ridgecrest).
4. All the other Corleys
7. Drip coffee
9. A pull-up bar, free weights, and a Concept2 Model C rowing machine in my garage
10. Friends in Texas
11. The best colleagues a professor could have
14. Lithuanian-born poets who wrote in Polish and English
18. Manual transmission cars
20.The Nineteenth Century
21. Geoffrey Chaucer*
23. Lagers, Ales, and the occasional Stout
27. Students dedicated to growth and learning
*A paid political announcement. My real #21 is T.S. Eliot. Or Walt Whitman. Or Emily Dickinson. Or Longfellow, Anne Bradstreet, Edward Taylor, Stephen Crane, Melville, Henry James, William Dean Howells, Annie Dillard, and so on and so forth. You get the picture.