Stories from the Space Between

Take off for a discussion of “airmindedness” with contributors to Aviation in the Literature and Culture of Interwar Britain (Palgrave 2020). What did it mean to be “airminded” in interwar Britain? How did airmindedness encapsulate the possibilities and potential dangers of aviation? How was it an expression of military and industrial power as well as aerial theatre? Join Rinni Haji Amran, Brett Holman, and Luke Seaber for a discussion of aviation, Croydon aerodrome, and the work of W. H. Auden, Virginia Woolf, and T. H. White, among others. Rinni Haji Amran is a Lecturer in English Literature at the University Brunei Darussalam. Brett Holman is a Professional Associate of the Centre for Creative and Cultural Research at the University of Canberra in Australia. Luke Seaber is Senior Teaching Fellow in Modern European Culture at University College London and the co-editor with Michael McCluskey of Aviation in the Literature and Culture of Interwar Britain (Palgrave 2020).
  1. Airmindedness
  2. Interwar Appliances
  3. Poland
  4. The Psychographic Turn
  5. Gwen Raverat and Interwar Wood Engraving

About the Podcast

“Tell us a story from the space between.” This podcast shares stories of people, places, events and ideas from the period between the First and Second World Wars as well as the wars themselves. We seek contributors who can tell us about topics that researchers in this period might not know about and that wider audiences with an interest in the early twentieth century will find interesting. The point of this podcast is to get researchers to share information in a conversational format. What have you found in the archive? Can you tell us about a person and their work and what you find fascinating about them? Is there an historic event that has gone under-reported? Any trends or technologies to discuss? What have you read or watched that needs more attention? In short: share something from this period that will help us understand it a bit better—whether it’s from a published work, work in progress, ongoing research or personal interest. 

For more information or to pitch an idea, please email Michael McCluskey: 

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