Research

Dr Corbett has two principal areas of research: theology and the arts (with a focus on the Christian poet Dante Alighieri) and systematic and historical theology (with a focus on Aquinas’ theology and its influence, and on Catholic theology post Vatican II).

Recent Publications:

Books

Journal Articles

  • George Corbett, ‘Dante, Epicuro, e Firenze: Una rilettura contestuale del dialogo fra Cavalcante e Dante (Inf. X 52-72)’, Studi danteschi 83 (2018), 55-71.
  • George Corbett, ‘TheoArtistry, and a Contemporary Perspective on Composing Sacred Choral Music’, Religions 2018, 9 (1), 7 (Special Issue: Music: Its Theologies and Spiritualities – A Global Perspective), doi: 10.3390/rel9010007.
  • George Corbett, ‘Parallel Exempla: A Theological Reading of the Terrace of Pride (Purgatorio x-xii)’, LE TRE CORONE: Revista internazionale di studi su Dante, Petrarca e Boccaccio (2017), 73-96.
  • George Corbett, ‘Peraldus and Aquinas: Two Dominican Approaches to the Seven Capital Vices in the Christian Moral Life’, The Thomist 79 (2015), 383-406.
  • George Corbett, ‘MacIntyre, Dante and Modernity’, New Blackfriars, 96 (2015), 345-60.
  • George Corbett, ‘The Christian Ethics of Dante’s Purgatory’, Medium Ævum, 83:2 (2014), 266-87
  • George Corbett and Heather Webb, ‘Three Paths in One Journey: A Vertical Reading of Inf. I, Purg., I, Par. I’, L’Alighieri 41 (2013), 63-81.

Book Chapters

  • George Corbett, ‘Mary as a Model for Creative People: Establishing Theologian-Composer Partnerships with James MacMillan’, in Sacred Music for the Twenty-First Century, ed. by George Corbett (Cambridge: Open Book Publishers), pp. 31-43.
  • George Corbett, ‘Introduction’, in Sacred Music for the Twenty-First Century, ed. by George Corbett (Cambridge: Open Book Publishers, 2019), pp. 1-6.
  • George Corbett, ‘Moral Structure’, in The Cambridge Companion to Dante’s ‘Commedia’, ed. by Zygmunt G. Barański and Simon Gilson (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018), pp. 61-78.
  • George Corbett, ‘Dante’s Other-wordly Surprises and This-worldly Polemic’, in Envisioning the Medieval Afterlife, ed. by R.M. Pollard (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).
  • George Corbett, ‘Purgatorio XIX’, in Lectura Dantis Andreapolitana, ed. by Claudia Rossignoli and Robert Wilson (Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, forthcoming).
  • George Corbett and Heather Webb, ‘Introduction’, in George Corbett and Heather Webb (eds), Vertical Readings in Dante’s Comedy (Cambridge: Open Book Publishers, 2017), pp. 1-9.
  • George Corbett and Heather Webb, ‘Introduction’, in George Corbett and Heather Webb (eds), Vertical Readings in Dante’s Comedy (Cambridge: Open Book Publishers, 2016), vol. 2, pp. 1-12.
  • George Corbett, ‘Pagan Dawn of a Christian Vision’, in George Corbett and Heather Webb (eds), Vertical Readings in Dante’s Comedy (Cambridge: Open Book Publishers, 2015), vol. 1, pp. 13-23.
  • George Corbett and Heather Webb, ‘Introduction’, in George Corbett and Heather Webb (eds), Vertical Readings in Dante’s Comedy (Cambridge: Open Book Publishers, 2015), vol. 1, pp. 1-11.
  • George Corbett and Robin Kirkpatrick, ‘ “E lascia pur grattar…”: Language, Narrative and Ethics in the Commedia’, in Dante the Lyrical and Ethical Poet. Dante etico e lirico,ed. by Zygmunt G. Barański and Martin McLaughlin (Oxford: Legenda, 2010), pp. 56-69.
  • George Corbett, ‘Auden’s Imaginary Music’, in New Perspectives in British Cultural History,ed. by Rosalind Crone, David Gange and Katy Jones (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007), pp. 232-43.