Goddu claims that much gothicized anti-slavery writing "tends to relocate the horror of slavery from the slave's experience to the white viewer's response" (134).
But of course, as Scott herself realized, the South itself is haunted by its gothicized history, and the haunting of one Southern child by the specter of one incident of racial violence stands in testimony to the larger specter of violent Southern history: the three cedars become, for Scott, the type and symbol of racism written on the face of Southern, and, indeed, American history and culture, much as the videotaped image of the Rodney King beating would become engrained in the consciousnesses of so many late twentieth-century Americans, both black and white.
Despite the different locations, however, these two films also feature Campion's interest in Gothicized
landscapes and interiors and are linked to her thematic preoccupation with displaced women protagonists who seek to escape conventional social roles.
noir mode closes the traditional investigator's distance from the material being investigated, and collapses the cerebral, detached investigative model.
nature, not landscape but inscape, bears the affective charge of cultural changes that have not been internalized by either the Poet or his author, and that are felt only in the missing syntax of the Poet's journey, which seems to repeat and double back on itself without leading anywhere, except to death.
In the introduction to the volume, the editors make sense of the wide latitude they allot to each rubric by suggesting that queer and the Gothic are always connected--the Gothic is always queer, they assert, and, in an interesting turn, they suggest that queerness is always gothicized.
These texts are gothicized at the moment that queerness erupts--or they are queered at the moment they turn Gothic.
The poem's language and plot fuse a gothicized
sublime with the sentimental.
De Quincey's Gothicized
imagination reveals itself throughout his autobiographical writings, and he wrote a Gothic novel as well, Klosterheim (832).
The house is Gothicized
in "Dream-Children" through Ella's role as storyteller for the exercise of his children's imagination, with the scale of their great-grandmother's country house being exaggerated to "a hundred times bigger" (LM v: 21) than their London home.