Dr. William C. “Liam” Corley 

Professor of English


Bayard Taylor: Determined Dreamer

of America’s Rise, 1825-1878. Lewisburg, PA:

Bucknell University Press, 2014.



“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.


Achilles Among the Maidens.

War, Literature, and the Arts 24.1 (2012): 216-24.


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


“The Jouissance of Belief: Devotional Reading and the (Re)Turn to Religion.” Christianity & Literature 58.2 (Winter 2009): 252-60.


“‘Just Another Ethnic Pol’: Literary Citizenship in Chang-Rae Lee’s Native Speaker.” Studies in the Literary Imagination Special issue, “Cross Wire: New Imaginations in Asian-American Literature.”  Ed. Shirley Geok-lin Lim, et al. 37.1 (2004): 61-81. Reprinted in Transnational Asian American Literature: Sites and Transits.  Ed. Shirley Geok-lin Lim, et al. Philadelphia: Temple UP, 2006. 55-74.


“The Imperial Addiction of Mary Barton.” Gaskell Society Journal 17 (2003): 1-11. Reprinted in Mary Barton. Norton Critical Edition. Ed. Thomas Recchio.  New York: W.W. Norton, 2008. 231-42.


“Chuang Tzu as Teacher: Pedagogical Insights from the Chuang Tzu.”  Religion & Education 29:2 (Fall 2002): 36-48.



“‘The Veil I Would Not Tear Away’: Rapprochement and Retreat in Bayard Taylor’s Poems of the Orient.” Orient and Orientalisms in US-American Poetry and Poetics. Ed. Sabine Sielke and Christian Klöckner. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2009. 59-79.


“The Middle Passages of Arthur Mervyn.” Double Vision: Literary Palimpsests of the 18th and 19th Centuries.  Ed. Darby Lewes. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2008. 207-25.


“The Power of the World System: Foucault, Althusser, and the Community of the Word.” The Strategic Smorgasbord of Post-Modernity: Literature and the Christian Critic. Ed. Deborah Bowen. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Scholars P, 2007. 87-107.



Rev. Preaching and the Rise of the American Novel by Dawn Coleman (Columbus: Ohio State UP, 2013); “Not Altogether Human”: Pantheism and the Dark Nature of the American Renaissance by Richard Hardack (Amherst: U of Massachusetts P, 2012); and Writing beyond Prophecy: Emerson, Hawthorne, and Melville after the American Renaissance by Martin Kevorkian (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 2013) in Leviathan 18.1 (2016): 48-53.


“Fighting for a Voice,” rev. of To Fight Aloud is Very Brave: American Poetry and the Civil War by Faith Barrett (Cambridge:

    U of Massachusetts P, 2012) in Books and Culture 20.1 (January 2014): 37.


Rev. of Bomber County: The Poetry of a Lost Pilot’s War by Daniel Swift (New York: Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 2010) Armed

    Forces & Society 38.4 (October 2012): 679-81.


An Academic in Afghanistan.” Chronicle of Higher Education 29 June 2009: Review section.


“The Officer and the Professor.” Chronicle of Higher Education 24 Mar. 2006: B14+.


“Bayard Taylor” and “Edmund C. Stedman” in The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Poets and Poetry. Ed. Jeffrey H.

    Gray, James McCorkle, and Mary Balkun. 5 vols. Westport, CT: Greenwood P, 2006.

Department of English & Foreign Languages

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Room 243, Building 24, Pomona, CA 91768