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

Intersections of Resistance in the Space Between, 1914–1945 June 7–9, 2018  University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO Keynote: Alison Goodrum, Norwich University of the Arts The 20th annual meeting of The Space Between Society is partnering with the recently formed Feminist inter/Modernist Association (FiMA) to provide a unique opportunity to forge deeper connections within our … Continue reading Annual Conference


The Space Between: Literature and Culture 1914-1945 is the annual peer-reviewed journal sponsored by The Space Between Society. READ THE NEW ISSUE:  2017 Special Issue, “International Intrigue: Plotting Espionage as Cultural Artifact.” Guest Editors: Phyllis Lassner (Northwestern University) and Will May (University of Southampton). The journal is devoted to interdisciplinary scholarship on the period bracketed by … 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: Claire Buck, Co-President (2015), is Professor of English at Wheaton College, Massachusetts, USA.  Her research focuses on women’s writing and on the impact … 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