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. Space Between Membership: … Continue reading About & Membership

Annual Conference

Race in the Space Between, 1914-1945 June 1-5 2021 Join the Space Between Society for our 22nd annual conference: Race in the Space Between, 1914-1945. Our virtual conference this year focuses specifically on questions and problems related to race and racial formation in the years between 1914-1945. Registration is now open. For scholars who study … 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 LIVE:  2020 Special Issue:  International Cinema in the Space Between NEW SPECIAL ISSUE CFP:  2022 Special Issue:  Searching for the Modern Girl:  Flappers and Bright Young Things around the World 1920s–40s The Space Between:  Literature and Culture … 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! NICK HUBBLE, LUKE SEABER, AND ELINOR TAYLOR (Eds.), The 1930s: A Decade of Modern Fiction, Jan. 2021. With austerity biting hard and fascism on the march at home and abroad, the Britain of the 1930s grappled with many problems familiar to us today. Moving beyond the traditional … 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.