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.

About & Membership

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 21 annual conferences.  In addition, the society sponsors a peer-reviewed journal, published annually every fall.

Annual Conference

The Space Between Society: Literature and Culture, 1914-1945 Virginia Commonwealth University – Richmond, VA *NEW VENUE* June 3-5, 2021 Keynote Speaker: TBA Join the Space Between Society in Richmond, VA, for our 22nd annual conference, Race in the Space Between, 1914-1945. Our conference this year focuses especially on questions and problems related to race and … 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:  2019 General Issue including 15th Anniversary features EDITOR NEWS—WELCOME TO OUR NEW EDITORS We are pleased to announce the appointment of Jennifer Nesbitt to the position of Journal Editor.  We are also pleased to announce 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 electronically prior to the annual conference, with terms beginning at the conclusion of the meeting. The election cycle begins with nominations from January through March, elections held in April, and results announced by email in May. Bylaws for the … Continue reading Officers and Advisory Board

Book Announcements

Check out the new book publications by Space Between members! PAULA DERDIGER, Reconstruction Fiction: Housing and Realist Literature in Postwar Britain, Oct. 2020. Reconstruction Fiction: Housing and Realist Literature in Postwar Britain by Paula Derdiger assesses the impact of World War II and the welfare state on literary fiction by focusing on one of the defining … Continue reading Book Announcements


The Space Between continues to develop mentorship and professional development opportunities for members. Space Between Members are welcomed to participate in the 1:1 Mentorship Program or attend any of the upcoming Workshops.