8) Malchow's analysis of Victorian cultural imagination finds the same Gothicizing
mechanism in the making of vampire and that of "half-breed": "there is also lurking in the vampire the powerful suggestion of an explicitly racial obsession--that of the 'half-breed.
provocation: by gothicizing
bourgeois, white pregnancy, it renders
Ackroyd has made a popular career out of Gothicizing
In 1750 or thereabouts he began the gothicizing
of Arbury Hall in Warwickshire for Sir Roger Newdigate, and a couple of years later moved on to Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire.
In such critical performances, which attest more to the Gothicizing
of theory than to the theorizing of Gothic, the virtue of any given novel or poem, and the only quality that makes it valuable or even interesting, is invariably the degree to which it can be made, by whatever ruse of contemporary unreason, to appear 'subversive' or 'transgressive'.
I would surmise, too, that the medieval look the non finito gives the sculpture because of its Gothicizing
schematization and synthesis, not to mention the violent rejection of the evidently more conventionally conceived original version, gave the Church cause for great uneasiness.