About

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 16 further conferences, the most recent being on 2-4 June 2016, at McGill University, Montreal.

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 

Call for abstracts for a 2017 conference on Complicity and the Politics of Representation, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany, by 30 September 2016.

Call for Chapter Proposals on austerity gardens by 1 October.

the new issue of the Space Between Journal is out! This issue contains articles on sculpture, Dorothy L Sayers, Aldous Huxley, boxing and Dorothy Richardson.

The Journal has a vacancy for a new Books Review editor: see here for details.

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