Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The use or imitation of Gothic style, as in architecture.
  • n. A barbarous or crude manner or style.

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  • n. The Gothic style in literature or architecture.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A Gothic idiom.
  • n. Conformity to the Gothic style of architecture.
  • n. Rudeness of manners; barbarousness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Gothic idiom.
  • n. Resemblance or conformity to, or inclination for, the so-called Gothic style of architecture: a term generally used disparagingly.
  • n. Rudeness of manners; barbarousness; barbarism.

Etymologies

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Gothic +‎ -ism

Examples

  • Our advisory ism; and, if applicable, genres to which the work board members-educational professionals - might have belonged, such as Gothicism or Ro - helped pare down the list for each volume.

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  • The abstraction of the Sezession in Vienna, Mackintosh in Glasgow, or Art Deco in America, especially when they were linked, often quite successfully, to more historicizing tendencies such as Byzantine revival or neo-Gothicism, suggest crucial approaches for successful stylistic simplification in an age of high building costs and scarce craftsmen.

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  • This is true of all aspects of the film, including its ostensibly simple screenplay, which Kubrick collaborated on with Diane Johnson (an English Lit professor whose specialty is Gothicism).

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  • Jane Austen ` s Northanger Abbey is a good way into Gothicism in that it satirises it form the point of view of a fan.

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  • The closing story in this collection, "Pride and Prometheus," recently published in F&SF, is a splendid exercise in Jane Austen pastiche, a younger Bennet sister meeting Victor Frankenstein and striving to reconcile his cruel Gothicism with scientific ideals.

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  • This 1963 play, which flopped twice in a row on Broadway, is one of Williams's ripest exercises in Southern-fried Gothicism, a parable about a rich, imperious and scared old lady with the improbable name of Flora Goforth (Olympia Dukakis) who is dictating her memoirs to an uptight Ivy League prig (Maggie Lacey) in a frantic attempt to set the record straight before she dies of cancer.

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  • Now an assured college student, Hathaway hardly says hello before zooming into opinions on early American Gothicism (love it) and her state's environmental record (hate it).

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  • This collection of essays explores the relationship between Romantic Gothicism and the rise of the visual technologies centred on commercial exploitation of the magic lantern.

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  • The papers in this volume set out to articulate what something more might mean as registered in the troubled relationship between Romantic Gothicism and technology.

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  • Gothicism is, she notes, the "art of the incredible" particularly in relation to technology, which has brought about "a general expansion and intensification of consciousness consistent with the gothic sensibility," along with an expansion of the

    Making Visible: The Diorama, the Double and the (Gothic) Subject

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