In recent years, scholars have increasingly begun to study Victorian music, dance, and architecture for what they can illuminate about literary texts or Victorian culture, and as worthy subjects in their own right. This panel aims to deepen scholarly understanding of how gender, social class, and other considerations complicated the relation of "the Victorians" to art.
Possible topics include but are not limited to:
* The depiction of music, art, theatre, etc., in literary works (e.g., music in George Eliot's novels, the visual arts in Wilkie Collins's novels, dance in Oscar Wilde)
* Victorian periodicals that focused specifically on visual arts, architecture, or music