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 Department of Spanish at Maynooth University in 2013, following completion of his PhD in 2012 at the National University of Ireland, Galway. His research focuses on Contemporary Latin American Literature and Culture, with particular emphases on Detective Fiction, Film Noir, and Adaptation, as well as Ecocritical approaches to Latin American Narrative. He is currently completing a monograph on Argentine Crime Fiction. 

Book Chapter

Year Publication
2019 David Conlon (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. Oxford : Peter Lang.
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.

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
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]

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 .

Book Review

Year Publication
2018 David Conlon (2018) New Documentaries in Latin America. Bulletin of Spanish Visual Studies, 2:1: BREV

Encyclopedia Entry

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