Dr David Conlon

Spanish & Latin American Studies, School of Modern Languages

Lecturer / Assistant Professor

Rye Hall Building, Block D
(01) 708 4725


Dr. David Conlon joined the School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Maynooth University following completion of his PhD at the University of Galway. His research focuses on contemporary Latin American literature and culture, with particular interests in crime narratives and ecocriticism. He is currently completing a monograph on Argentinian detective fiction and dictatorship. 

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2024 David Conlon (2024) 'True Crime’s Gothic Realism: Uncanny Masculinities, Haunted Meatscapes, and the Aesthetics of Adjacency in Selva Almada’s Chicas muertas'. Crime Fiction Studies, 5 (2).
2023 Conlon, D. (2023) '“The Mystery Unsolved, Without Any Attempt to Solve It”: Detective Fiction and Waywardness in Norah Lange’s People in the Room'. Romance Quarterly, . [Link] [DOI]
2023 David Conlon (2023) 'A flor, o fim do mundo: sensual media, lost futures and the end of cinema in Kleber Mendonça Filho’s Aquarius'. Screen, 64 (1):22-37. https://doi.org/10.1093/screen/hjad001
2018 Conlon, D (2018) ''Discourse with the Incorporeal Air': Spectres of Walsh in Plata quemada'. Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, 95 :657-671. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2017 Dr David Conlon (2017) 'The Trauma of Nature: Antonio Di Benedetto's Zama as Ecological Noir'. MODERN LANGUAGES OPEN JOURNAL, . [Full-Text]

Book Chapter

Year Publication
2024 David Conlon (2024) 'Nightmares of History: Modernism and Colonialism in Lewis Carroll and Jorge Luis Borges' In: Modernism in Wonderland. Legacies of Lewis Carroll. London : Bloomsbury.
2023 David Conlon (2023) 'From Crime Scene to Anthropocene in 2010s Argentinian Narrative' In: The Routledge Handbook of Crime Fiction and Ecology. New York/Abingdon : Routledge.
2019 Conlon, D. (2019) 'Map-Maker most foul: Rodolfo walsh's 'cartas' and the geography of crime' In: Crime Scenes: Latin American Crime Fiction From The 1960s To The 2010s. [Link]
2012 David Conlon (2012) 'Space and the Argentine Republic: Two Lefebvrean Itineraries through the Fiction of Ricardo Piglia' In: Power, Place and Representation: Literary, Cultural and Socio-Political Sites of Independence in Latin America. Oxford : Peter Lang.

Book Review

Year Publication
2024 David Conlon (2024) Legacies of the Past: Memory and Trauma in Mexican Visual and Screen Studies. [Book Review] https://doi.org/10.1080/24741604.2024.2343193
2020 Conlon, D (2020) Argentina Noir: New Millennium Crime Novels in Buenos Aires. ABINGDON: [Book Review]
2018 David Conlon (2018) New Documentaries in Latin America. Bulletin of Spanish Visual Studies, 2:1: [Book Review]


Year Publication
2023 David Conlon (2023) Inside the World of Argentina's Presidential Candidate Javier Milei. [Article] [Link]
2023 David Conlon (2023) How a Greyhound, a Noodle and a Flea Won the World Cup for Argentina. [Article] [Link]
2023 David Conlon (2023) How to Read Messi. [Article] https://www.rte.ie/brainstorm/2023/0320/1364226-messi-argentina-soccer-culture-world-cup-2022/

Encyclopedia Entry

Year Publication
2018 David Conlon (2018) Get Out. The Encyclopedia of Racism in American Films: [Encyclopedia Entry]
2016 David Conlon (2016) Rodolfo Walsh. Literary Encyclopedia: [Encyclopedia Entry]
2015 David Conlon (2015) Ricardo Piglia. Literary Encyclopedia: [Encyclopedia Entry]

Other Journal

Year Publication
2011 David Conlon (2011) '“Un estudio sobre lo irlandés en la obra de Rodolfo Walsh”' “Reflejos y miradas de la literatura hispánica, Actas del VII Congreso Internacional de ALEPH .
2010 David Conlon (2010) '“Cuerpo, espacio, y patria en Gelman y Zurita”' “Diálogos Ibéricos e Iberoamericanos”, Actas del VI Congreso Internacional de ALEPH .

Conference Contribution

Year Publication
2024 David Conlon (2024) XX Congreso de Novela y Cine Negro, Universidad de Salamanca El giro autorreflexivo del true crime: el caso de La dama del silencio (2023) y Una película de policías (2021) Salamanca, Spain, 13/05/2024-17/05/2024.
2023 David Conlon (2023) Crime Genre and Crisis. 9th Conference of the International Crime Fiction Research Group True Crime, Feminicide and Uncanny Masculinity in in Selva Almada’s Chicas muertas University of Galway, Galway, Ireland, 16/06/2023-17/06/2023.
2023 David Conlon (2023) Captivating Criminality 10: Celebrating Crime Fiction Mexican Crime Fiction on Screen: Memory and Masculinity in the Netflix Adaptation of Paco Ignacio Taibo II’s Belascoarán novels Corsham Court, Bath Spa University, Bath, UK, 31/08/2023-02/09/2023.
2023 David Conlon (2023) Society for Latin American Studies Conference “Soundtracking Silence: The Use of Sound Design and Music in Argentinian Post-Dictatorial Complicity Thrillers Queens University Belfast, 30/03/2023-31/03/2023.
2023 David Conlon (2023) Streaming Wars: the New Hispanic TV Series The Streaming Afterlives of Héctor Belascoarán Shayne and Mario Conde: Memory, Spectrality and Mediality in Latin American Crime Fiction Adaptations Online, 30/06/2023-01/07/2023.
2019 David Conlon (2019) Centre for the Americas Symposium The dreamer who dreams, then lives inside the dream: Detection, Crisis and Meaning in Borges and Twin Peaks: The Return Queens University Belfast, 11/12/2019-11/12/2019.
2019 David Conlon (2019) Symposium on Visual Culture in Argentina Radiography of the Parlour. The mysterious voyeurism of Norah Lange’s Las personas en la sala (1950) Maynooth University, Ireland, 23/04/2019-23/04/2019.
2019 David Conlon (2019) Symposium on Hispanic Crime Narrative Detection and Ontological Crisis in Jorge Luis Borges and Twin Peaks: The Return University of Galway, Galway, Ireland, 22/11/2019-22/11/2019.
2019 David Conlon (2019) International Crime Fiction Symposium The Important Thing Already Happened: Marking out the Ecological Crime Scene in Recent Argentine Narrative UCD, Dublin, 29/03/2019-29/03/2019.
2018 David Conlon (2018) Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland Conference Map-maker most foul: Rodolfo Walsh’s ‘Cartas’ and the Geography of Crime University of Leeds, UK, 26/03/2018-28/03/2018.
2017 David Conlon (2017) Society for Latin American Studies Conference “Una mancha entre los arboles”: Nature as a Crime Scene in Ricardo Piglia’s El camino de Ida University of Glasgow, 06/04/2017-07/04/2017.
2016 David Conlon (2016) Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland Conference Antonio Di Benedetto’s Zama and Ecological Noir University of Northumbria, Newcastle, 04/04/2016-06/04/2016.
2015 David Conlon (2015) Science Fiction from Latin America: The Re-Invention of a Genre Terraforming Argentina: The Rogue Physics of Place-Memory and National Mythos in River Plate Literature Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Puerto Rico y el Caribe, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 10/09/2015-11/09/2015.
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