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
2023 David Conlon (2023) '“The Mystery Unsolved, Without Any Attempt to Solve It”: Detective Fiction and Waywardness in Norah Lange’s People in the Room'. Romance Quarterly, . https://doi.org/10.1080/08831157.2023.2252815
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
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
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] [Link]

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 .
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