Art Department

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Faculty: George Corbin

Academic Interests:

  • Professor Corbin teaches a broad range of courses in African, Oceanic, and Native American Art.

Research:

  • Professor Corbin's research interests include the historiography of the fields of African, Native American, and South Pacific arts; archival and museum collections research in Melanesian and Polynesian art; ethnographic and art museum displays of African, Native American, and South Pacific Arts; and direct field study of the arts of the Baining, Sulka, and Tolai peoples of East New Britain, Paupua New Guinea.

Publications:

Native Arts of North America, Africa, And the South Pacific: An Introduction. Harper and Row, 1988.

"Baining and Sulka Art in the Museum für Völkerkunde, Hamburg: An Iconographic Analysis," Mitteilungen aus dem Museum für Völkerkunde, Vol. 3, 2003.

"E.T. Gilliard's Ethnographic Photographs on the Middle Sepik River: Kanganaman Village, 1953-1954," in A. Herle et. al., eds. Pacific Art: Persistence, Change and Meaning. University of Hawaii Press, 2002, pp. 60-81, 425-426.

"Continuity and Change in the Art of the Sulka of Wide Bay, East New Britain, Papua New Guinea," in Pacific Arts. The Journal of the Pacific Arts Association, nos. 13 & 14, July 1996, pp. 1-26.

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