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Between madness and suicide: Women of colour in Bolano’s 2666 and the woman of colour in organisations

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Original languageEnglish
Publication statusUnpublished - 2017
Event33rd EGOS Colloquium - Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 6 Jul 20178 Jul 2017


Conference33rd EGOS Colloquium


In 2666, all roads seem to lead to Santa Teresa. Although Bolano’s novel is brimming with characters and particularised narratives, the spectre of Santa Teresa and its 108 dead women looms large over them all. Indeed, the 108 female bodies – slayed, splayed, displayed – across approximately 300 pages of the nearly 900-page novel seem to have captured the thought and imagination of its readers. It seems to be irrefutable that 2666 is about Santa Teresa and its murdered women. Speculations of how precisely this is, may vary – but the centrality of Santa Teresa and its 108 mutilated and murdered women seems at best, crass, at worst, dangerous, to deny.

So, allow me to deny it. Because what can dead women teach us about organisation, even though there be a 108? This is not a rhetorical question.


33rd EGOS Colloquium


Copenhagen, Denmark

Event: Conference

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