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Glorious Outlaws: Debt as a Tool in Contemporary Postcolonial Fiction


Izabela Morska

This book addresses debt in postcolonial fiction: financial, social, historical, and cultural. The author examines how literary characters including servants, fallen women, and cultural outsiders pay or refuse to pay the debts imposed upon them, and the consequences of debts paid and unpaid. Working at the intersection of critical race theory, queer theory, feminist theory, and postcolonial studies, the book includes an overturning of the well-established argument about Conrad and race, an examination of the connection between debt and class both historical and contemporary, and direct comparisons between debt in fiction and current issues of debt in the economy world-wide.
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Names: Morska, Izabela, 1961- author.

Title: Glorious outlaws : debt as a tool in contemporary postcolonial fiction / Izabela Morska.

Description: Frankfurt am Main ; New York : Peter Lang, 2016. | Series: Transatlantic studies in British and North American culture ; v. 14

Identifiers: LCCN 2015044067 | ISBN 9783631623749

Subjects: LCSH: Fiction--21st century--History and criticism. | Postcolonialism in literature. | Debt in literature

Classification: LCC PN3504 .M67 2016 | DDC 809.3/051--dc23 LC record available at

This publication was financially supported by the Institute of English and American Studies of the University of Gdańsk

ISSN 2364-2882 ISBN 978-3-631-62374-9 (Print) E-ISBN 978-3-653-05690-7 (E-Book) DOI 10.3726/978-3-653-05690-7

© Peter Lang GmbH Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften Frankfurt am Main 2016 All rights reserved. Peter Lang Edition is an Imprint of Peter Lang GmbH.

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