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 Space Between was created as a scholarly society in 1997 to expand the possibilities for interdisciplinary discussion of studies in the interwar and wartime periods covered by 1914–1945. Since the society’s inaugural gathering, it has sponsored 19 annual conferences; the 2018 conference, held jointly with the newly formed Feminist inter/Modernist Association, will take place at the … Continue reading About

Annual Conference

The 2019 conference, “Staging the Space Between,” will be held May 30–June 1 at South Dakota State University. CFP: “Staging the Space Between, 1914-1945” 21st Annual Conference of The Space Between Society: Literature and Culture, 1914-1945 May 30-June 1, 2019, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD Please note the deadline for submissions has passed. Visit the … Continue reading Annual Conference


The Space Between: Literature and Culture 1914–1945 is the annual peer-reviewed journal sponsored by The Space Between Society. NOW AVAILABLE:  2018 Special Issue “Dada and Surrealism:  Transatlantic Aliens on American Shores” (James W. McManus, Guest Editor) SPECIAL ISSUE CFP:  Submissions are open for the 2020 Special Issue “Cinema in the Space Between:  An International Approach.”  The … Continue reading Journal

Officers and Advisory Board

Officers and Advisory Board members are elected by society members for three-year terms. Elections take place at the annual conference. Bylaws for the Space Between Society Minutes for The Space Between Society Officers: Robin Feenstra, Co-President (2013; 2016), is a full-time professor at Dawson College in Montreal where he teaches courses on the literature of the … Continue reading Officers and Advisory Board


We invite you to join the Space Between society, which meets annually for a conference on literature and culture of the period between 1914 and 1945. Membership includes a subscription to our journal, The Space Between: Literature and Culture, 1914-1945, featuring articles on literature, culture, art and art history of this period. Participants in the … Continue reading Membership