Who We Are

The Space Between is a society for the study of literature and culture of the period between the First and Second World Wars. It provides an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary forum for discussion and research of texts, authors and new approaches to traditionally canonical works. It also encourages fresh examinations of art, society and culture illuminating the interwar and wartime periods. The society sponsors an annual conference and a journal.

The Space Between was born as a scholarly society as a result of an October 1997 conference, Bang, Boom, Bust and Bang (Again): The Space Between: Precursors and Aftermaths, 1914-1945. That international conference was sponsored by the University of Reno and organized by Linda J. Holland-Toll, Roger J. Craik and Rita E. Rippetoe. With the success of the conference, participants were inspired to expand the possibilities for an interdisciplinary discussion of studies in the interwar and wartime periods.

Since then we’ve had 15 further conferences, the most recent being in June 2015 at the University of Notre Dame. The CFP for the 2016 Space Between conference (2-4 June, at McGill University, Montreal) is available here on the 2016 conference page (abstract deadline has been extended to 11 January 2016).

If you’d like to ask a question about the society, or to get involved, please send an email to spacebetweenquery at gmail.com, or go direct to the Membership page and follow the steps listed there.

The Latest Thing 

the new issue of the Space Between Journal is out! This First World War commemorative issue contains articles on cyborgs, remembrance, flowers, Rebecca West and E M Forster.

CFP for Imperial Middlebrow, University of Reading, UK, 8-10 September 2016 (abstract deadline 29 February 2016), look here.

CFP for British Women Writers 1930-1960, University of Hull, UK, 24 June 2016 (abstract deadline 15 March 2016), look here.

CFP for The House of Macmillan, University of Reading, UK, 24 June 2016 (abstract deadline 29 February 2016), look here.

CFP for Booze as a Muse conference, University of Vienna, 1-2 July 2016 (abstract deadline 30 January 2016): look here.

CFP for the Espionage special issue of The Space Between (deadline for submission of essays: 31 December 2016): look here.