Christopher Conway

Reading and Teaching Notes


Welcome to this site. My name is Christopher Conway. Here you will find an occasional diary about what I’m reading and teaching. Some entries are notes to myself, others are quick writing exercises designed to help me think through something that I care about or that I’m teaching. They are also self-indulgent and personal because I am writing to myself, even though I do share some of my posts with my students.

I’m the author of Nineteenth-Century Spanish America: A Cultural History (Vanderbilt University Press, 2015) and The Cult of BolĂ­var in Latin American Literature (UP Florida, 2003). I’m also the editor of Peruvian Traditions by Ricardo Palma (Oxford University Press, 2004), and The U.S.Mexican War: A Binational Reader (Hackett Publishing, 2010). I’ve also published numerous scholarly articles. I spent most of my career as a specialist in nineteenth-century Latin American literature, but my current area of research in twentieth-century mass culture, specifically film, popular fiction, and comics. I’m a tenured professor of Spanish at the University of Texas at Arlington.

You can find a complete list of my publications on the UT Arlington website.

Here’s a news article about an exhibit of my Mexican comic book collection at the UT Arlington library. Here’s an online version of that comic book exhibition.