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

Proposals requested for the 22nd Annual Conference of The Space Between Society: Literature and Culture, 1914-1945 University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia June 4-6, 2020 Join the Space Between Society in Charlottesville, June 4-6, 2020, 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 racial … 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 After five years as Editor, Janine Utell will step down upon the publication of the 2020 issue of The Space Between.  Applications are now being sought for … 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: Erika Doss, Co-President (2018), is a professor in the Department of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame.  Her interests in … Continue reading Officers and Advisory Board

Book Announcements

Check out the new book publications by Space Between members! ERIN PENNER, Character and Mourning, July 2019. In Character and Mourning, Erin Penner shows how William Faulkner and Virginia Woolf took on the challenge of rewriting literature of mourning for a new and difficult era.  The two novelists address the massive war losses from the perspective of the … Continue reading Book Announcements

Membership Payment

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 Payment