David Peters Corbett
August - August 2001
David Peters Corbett is senior lecturer in history of art at the University of York. He was instrumental in founding the interdisciplinary Centre for Modern Studies at York and is a member of the editorial board of the new journal Visual Culture in Britain. Corbett has written extensively on English painting in the twentieth century and has related interests in word and image issues, especially the theory and practice of ekphrasis and art historical writing. His new work forms part of a project for a book-length study of visuality in English painting between the years 1850 and 1914. It will concentrate on the consequences for painting of changing ideas of the visual.