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Symposium on Hispanic Crime Narrative

November 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


November 22, 2019
10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Hardiman Research Building Room G011


Kate Quinn




Including a keynote by Dr Stewart King (Monash, Australia) on ‘Spanish Crime Fiction in and beyond Spanish Studies, this symposium brings together specialists from Ireland who approach ‘Hispanic’ crime fiction from a range of different perspectives: Dr David Conlon (Maynooth) takes a comparative look at Borges and Twin Peaks: The Return; Dr Marieke Krajenbrink (UL) examines the German-authored ‘Barcelona Krimi’; Dr Diana Battaglia (UCD) discusses the work of Cuban Leonardo Padura Fuentes in the context of societal crisis; and Dr Kate Quinn (NUIG) re-assesses Ramón Díaz Eterovic’s ‘Heredia series’ in light of current events in Chile.

Photos: Book cover and photo from a left-wing bookshop in Chile.



Dr David Conlon (Maynooth) ‘Detection and Ontological Crisis in Jorge Luis Borges and Twin Peaks: The Return’.

Dr Marieke Krajenbrink (UL) ‘The Barcelona-Krimi. Representations of Spain in recent German crime fiction’.

11:00-12:00 Keynote by Dr Stewart King (Monash) ‘Spanish crime fiction in and beyond Spanish Studies’.

12:00-12:30 Coffee


Dr Diana Battaglia (UCD) ‘Narratives of crisis and resistance: Leonardo Padura’s Cuban Noir’.

Dr Kate Quinn (NUIG) ‘Ramón Díaz Eterovic’s Heredia Series as disillusioned chronicle of the Chilean transition to democracy’.


Round-table discussion.

This event is supported by an Athena Swann Research Capacity Building grant awarded by the College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies and sponsored by the office of the VP for Equality and Diversity, and hosted by the Moore Institute.

Organiser: Dr Kate Quinn, Spanish and Latin American Studies