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 2018

The 20th Annual Conference of the Space Between Society will be held in June 2018 at the University of Northern Colorado in conjunction with the Feminist inter/Modernist Association (FiMA). Further details and the call for papers are forthcoming in Fall 2017.    


The Space Between: Literature and Culture 1914-1945 is the annual peer-reviewed journal sponsored by The Space Between Society.  The journal is devoted to interdisciplinary scholarship on the period bracketed by the two World Wars. We are interested in approaches to texts of all kinds, including literary works, the visual arts, film, music, etc.  Research on lesser-known … 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