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.
|Publisher:||Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften|
|Series:||Transatlantic Studies in British and North American Culture Series , #14|
|Product dimensions:||5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Izabela Morska is the author of several books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. She is a former ISEEES Visiting Scholar and BBRG Affiliated Scholar at the University of California-Berkeley, and a Yaddo, Hawthornden, and Iowa International Writers’ Workshop Fellow. She teaches at the English Department of Gdańsk University, Poland.
Table of Contents
Contents: Debt in contemporary and postcolonial fiction – Financial, social, historical, and cultural debt – Cultural outsiders and social outcasts – Refusal to pay debts – Debt in fiction and the economy world-wide.