• Current Issue

    THE SPACE BETWEEN: Literature and Culture, 1914-1945

    ISSN 1551-9309
    Volume 9, Issue 1, 2013

    Cover 2011

    A SPECIAL TOPICS ISSUE
    READING SIDEWAYS: MIDDLEBROW INTO MODERNISM

    CONTAINING THE MONSTER: THE GOLEM IN EXPRESSIONIST FILM AND THEATER
    by Mia Spiro

    MODERNIST YIDDISH AESTHETICS, I. L. PERETZ’S MIDDLEBROW YIDDISH POETICS, AND THE PLACE OF YEHOASH IN MODERNIST AND MIDDLEBROW LITERARY HISTORY
    by Michael T. Williamson

    “SIDEWAYS” FEMINISM: REBECCA WEST AND THE SATURDAY EVENING POST, 1928
    by Margaret Stetz

    “SHRILL SMALL VOICES ... DROWNED OUT BY THE GENERAL TRUMPETINGS OF PRAISE”: THE RECEPTION OF NOEL COWARD'S CAVALCADE
    by Rebecca Cameron

    DEFINING DETECTIVE FICTION IN INTERWAR BRITAIN
    by Victoria Stewart

    BAZIOTES, SURREALISM, AND BOXING: “LIFE IN A SQUARED RING”
    by Mona Hadler

    Book Reviews:

    Erica Brown and Mary Grover, Editors, Middlebrow Literary Cultures: The Battle of the Brows, 1920-1960 reviewed by STELLA DEEN, State University of New York, New Paltz

    Faye Hammill, Sophistication: A Literary and Cultural History reviewed by ANN REA, University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown

    Jonathan M. Hess, Middlebrow Literature and the Making of German-Jewish Identity reviewed by AXEL STÄHLER, University of Kent, Canterbury

    Jessica Berman, Modernist Commitments: Ethics, Politics, and Transnational Modernism reviewed by JANINE UTELL, Widener University

    Adam Piette and Mark Rawlinson, Editors, The Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth-Century British and American War Literature reviewed by PATRICK DEER, New York University

    Lawrence Napper, British Cinema and Middlebrow Culture in the Interwar Years reviewed by GIL TOFFELL, Queen Mary, University of London

    Estel Eforgan, Leslie Howard: The Lost Actor reviewed by ALEXIS POGORELSKIN, University of Minnesota, Duluth

    Jennifer Jane Marshall, Machine Art, 1934 reviewed by LEO MAZOW, University of Arkansas


     

    Previous Issues

     

    THE SPACE BETWEEN: Literature and Culture, 1914-1945


    ISSN 1551-9309
    Volume 8, Issue 1, 2012
    Cover 2011
    CLOSE UP AND WARS THEY SAW: FROM VISUAL EROTICS TO A TRANSFERENTIAL POLITICS OF FILM
    by Susan McCabe

    MAX ERNST'S POST-WORLD WAR 1 STUDIES IN HYSTERIA
    by Samantha Kavky

    AESTHETICIZING POLITICS AND POLITICIZING ART: THE "MAGIC APPARATUS" OF CINEMA IN VERNON LEE'S SATAN THE WASTER
    by Laurel Harris

    GETTING THE FRAME INTO THE PICTURES: WELLS, WEST, AND THE MID-WAR NOVEL
    by Debra Rae Cohen

    PLEDGING PEACE IN ALDOUS HUXLEY'S EYELESS IN GAZA
    by Charles Andrews

    JOHN SUMMERFIELD AND MASS-OBSERVATION
    by Nick Hubble

    Book Reviews:

    Jennifer Birkett, Margaret Storm Jameson: A Life, Pam Hirsch, The Constant Liberal: The Life and Work of Phyllis Bottome reviewed by ALEXIS POGORELSKIN, University of Minnesota, Duluth

    Christina Baade, Victory through Harmony: The BBC and Popular Music in World War II reviewed by IAN WHITTINGTON, McGill University

    Jonathan Goldman, Modernism Is the Literature of Celebrity, Maria Zina Gonçalves de Abreu and Bernardo Guido de Vasconcelos, Editors, Jon Dos Passos: Biography and Critical Essays, reviewed by VICTORIA M. BRYAN, University of Mississippi

    Sandeep Parmar, Editor, Hope Mirrlees: Collected Poems reviewed by LAUREN ELKIN, The Graduate Center, CUNY

    Mary Ann Gillies, Helen Sword, and Steven Yao, Editors, Pacific Rim Modernism reviewed by KAREN E. H. SKINAZI, Princeton University

    Santanu Das, Editor, Race, Empire and First World War Writing reviewed by JOANNA SCUTTS, Columbia University


     

     

    THE SPACE BETWEEN: Literature and Culture, 1914-1945


    ISSN 1551-9309
    Volume 7, Issue 1, 2011
    The Space Between Cover 2011
    ARTISTS IN HOLLYWOOD: THOMAS HART BENTON AND NATHANIEL WEST PICTURE AMERICA'S DREAM DUMP
    by Erika Doss

    THOMAS HART BENTON: PAINTING THE SONG
    by Leo G. Mazow

    "THAT ABUSED WORD: GENRE:" THE 1930s GENRE PAINTING REVIVAL
    by John Fagg

    DAVID HARE, SURREALISM, AND THE COMICS
    by Mona Hadler

    A FRUITFUL SYMBIOSIS: SCULPTORS AND PUBLISHERS IN BRITAIN BETWEEN THE WARS
    by Valerie Holman

    Book Reviews:

    Jeff Allred, American Modernism and Depression Documentary reviewed by PAULA RABINOWITZ, University of Minnesota

    Judith L. Sensibar, Faulkner and Love: The Women Who Shaped His Art, A Biography and Sally Wolff, Ledgers of History: William Faulkner, an Almost Forgotten Friendship, and an Antebellum Plantation Diary reviewed by PETER ALAN FROEHLICH, Pennsylvania State University, Hazleton

    Catherine Keyser, Playing Smart: New York Women Writers and Modern Magazine Culture reviewed by FAYE HAMMILL, University of Strathclyde

    Debra Rae Cohen, Michael Coyle, and Jane Lewty, Editors, Broadcasting Modernism reviewed by ANGELA FRATTAROLA, Nanyang Technological University

    Evelyn Cobley, Modernism and the Culture of Eff ciency: Ideology and Fiction reviewed by SEAMUS O’MALLEY, The Graduate Center, CUNY

    Robin Hackett, Freda Hauser, and Gay Wachman, Editors, At Home and Abroad in the Empire: British Women Write the 1930s reviewed by ASHLIE K. SPONENBERG, Tulane University

    David Welky, The Moguls and the Dictators: Hollywood and the Coming of World War II reviewed by ALEXIS POGORELSKIN, University of Minnesota-Duluth


     

     

    THE SPACE BETWEEN: Literature and Culture, 1914-1945


    ISSN 1551-9309
    Volume 6, Issue 1, 2010
    The Space Between Cover 2010
    Performing in the Holocaust: From Camp Songs to the Song Plays of Germaine Tillion and Charlotte Salomon
    by Andrea Loselle

    Phyllis Bottome’s The Mortal Storm: Film and Controversy
    by Alexis Pogorelskin

    Wampum in Ford Madox Ford’s The Good Soldier: A Native American and Modernist Artifact of Place
    by Mark D. Larabee

    Jordan Baker, Gender Dissent, and Homosexual Passing in The Great Gatsby
    by Maggie Gordon Froehlich

    The Postman’s Daily Round: English Journeys in 1930s Documentary Film
    by Michael McCluskey

    Rediscoveries:

    Gender, Spectacle, and Machinery: Prix de beauté (1930)
    by Lawrence Rainey

    Book Reviews:

    Judith Brown, Glamour in Six Dimensions: Modernism and the Radiance of Form and Elizabeth Outka, Consuming Traditions: Modernity, Modernism, and the Commodified Authenti reviewed by CATHERINE KEYSER, University of South Carolina

    Patrick Deer, Culture in Camouflage: War, Empire, and Modern British Literature reviewed by CLAIRE BUCK, Wheaton College

    Adam R. Seipp, The Ordeal of Peace: Demobilization and the Urban Experience in Britain and Germany, 1917-1921.reviewed by DOUGLAS HIGBEE, University of South Carolina, Aiken

    Deborah Cohler, Citizen, Invert, Queer: Lesbianism and War in Early Twentieth-Century Britain reviewed by CHRISTINA HAUCK, Kansas State University

    Daniela Caselli, Improper Modernism: Djuna Barnes’s Bewildering Corpus and Alex Goody, Modernist Articulations: A Cultural Study of Djuna Barnes,Mina Loy, and Gertrude Stein and Diane Warren, Djuna Barnes’ Consuming Fictions reviewed by BRIAN GLAVEY, University of South Carolina

    Anne Veronica Witchard, Thomas Burke’s Dark Chinoiserie: Limehouse Nights and the Queer Spell of Chinatown reviewed by EUGENIA ZUROSKI JENKINS, McMaster University

    Petra Rau, English Modernism, National Identity, and the Germans, 1890-1950 reviewed by YVONNE IVORY, University of South Carolina

    Phyllis Lassner, Anglo-Jewish Women Writing the Holocaust: Displaced Witnesses and Maren Tova Linett, Modernism, Feminism, and Jewishnessreviewed by ALEX GOODY, Oxford Brookes University

    Stephen Katz, Red, Black, and Jew: New Frontiers in Hebrew Literature reviewed by MICHAEL T. WILLIAMSON, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

    Anthony Barnett, Listening for Henry Crowder: A Monograph on His Almost Lost Music, with CD featuring a recording by Henry Crowder of a blues by Nancy Cunard and a new recording of his setting to a poem by Samuel Beckett sung by Allan Harris reviewed by MICHAEL COYLE, Colgate University

    Alison Light, Mrs. Woolf and the Servants reviewed by ANN MATTIS, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

    Judy Suh, Fascism and Anti-Fascism in Twentieth-Century British Fiction and Mary Grover, The Ordeal of Warwick Deeping: Middlebrow Authorship and Cultural Embarrassment reviewed by ANN REA, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown

    Ann Ardis and Patrick Collier, Editors, Transatlantic Print Culture, 1880-1940: Emerging Media, Emerging Modernisms and Valerie Holman, Print for Victory: Book Publishing in England 1939-1945 reviewed by KRISTIN BLUEMEL, Monmouth University


     

     

    THE SPACE BETWEEN: Literature and Culture, 1914-1945


    ISSN 1551-9309
    Volume 5, Issue 1, 2009

     

    The Space Between Cover 2009
    Kenneth Burke’s New Deal
    by Dries Vrijders

    ‘Dramatistic to the Core’: Allen Tate and A Grammar of Motives
    by M. Elizabeth Weiser

    Placing the Poetic Corrective: William Carlos Williams, Kenneth Burke, and the Poetic Imaginary
    by Stephen Llano

    A Visual Rhetoric of World War I Battlefield Art: C. R. W. Nevinson, Mary Riter Hamilton, and Kenneth Burke’s Scene
    by Marguerite Helmers

    Book Reviews:

    Jeffrey M. Heath, Editor, The Creator as Critic and Other Writings by E. M. Forster and Mary Lago, Linda K. Hughes, and Elizabeth MacLeod Walls, Editors, The BBC Talks of E. M. Forster, 1929-1960: A Selected Edition reviewed by STUART CHRISTIE, Hong Kong Baptist University

    Martin Harries’s Forgetting Lot’s Wife: On Destructive Spectatorship reviewed by JARED STARK, Eckerd College

    Marina MacKay’s Modernism and World War II and Kristine Miller's British Literature of the Blitz: Fighting the People’s Warreviewed by PHYLLIS LASSNER, Northwestern University

    Mary Lynn Stewart’s Dressing Modern Frenchwomen: Marketing Haute Couture, 1919-1939 reviewed by MELISSA BRADSHAW, DePaul University

    Faye Hammill’s Women, Celebrity, and Literary Culture between the Wars reviewed by CATHERINE KEYSER, University of South Carolina

    James Aulich and John Hewitt, Seduction or Instruction? First World War Posters in Britain and Europe reviewed by PEARL JAMES, University of Kentucky

    Patricia E. Chu’s Race, Nationalism and the State in British and American Modernism reviewed by SRILA NAYAK, University of North Carolina, Charlotte

    Loraine Saunders’ The Unsung Artistry of George Orwell: The Novels from Burmese Days to Nineteen Eighty-Four reviewed by JANINE UTELL, Widener University

    Robert H. Brinkmeyer, Jr., The Fourth Ghost: White Southern Writers and European Fascism reviewed by LEIGH ANNE DUCK, University of Memphis


     

     

    THE SPACE BETWEEN: Literature and Culture, 1914-1945


    ISSN 1551-9309
    Volume 4, Issue 1, 2008

     

    The Space Between Cover 2008
    E.L. Kirchner, Czech Cubism, and Representation of the Spirit in Portraiture, 1915-1918
    by Eleanor F. Moseman

    Constructions of Comradeship: Ivor Gurney and the British First World War Veterans' Movement
    by Douglas Higbee

    "A love so fugitive and so complete:" Recovering the Queer Subtext of Claude McKay's Harlem Shadows
    by Lindsay Tuggle

    Counter Discourse: Advertising Technologies and Textual Impact
    by Abbie Garrington

    The Cost of Myth: Cyril Connolly and "Romanticism"
    by Jean-Christophe Murat

    Mirrors, TRANS/formation and Slippage in the Five-Way Portrait of Marcel Duchamp
    by James W. McManus

    Book Reviews:

    Richard Godden and Martin Crawford, Editors Reading Southern Poverty between the Wars, 1918-1939 reviewed by LEIGH ANNE DUCK, University of Memphis

    Christine Bold’s Writers, Plumbers, and Anarchists: The WPA Writers' Project in Massachusetts reviewed by J.J. BUTTS, Hunter College

    Andrew E. Kersten’s Labor's Home Front: The American Federation of Labor during World War II reviewed by MICHAEL PIERCE, University of Arkansas

    Peter J. Kalliney’s Cities of Affluence and Anger: A Literary Geography of Modern Englishness reviewed by JUDY SUH, Duquesne University

    Catherine Clay’s British Women Writers 1914-1945: Professional Work and Friendship and Jennifer Poulos Nesbitt's Narrative Settlements: Geographies of British Women's Fiction between the Wars reviewed by JANINE UTELL, Widener University

    Michael Cotsell’s The Theater of Trauma: American Modernist Drama and the Psychological Struggle for the American Mind, 1900-1930 reviewed by SARAH BAY-CHENG, SUNY, Buffalo

    H.D. (Cynthia Hogue and Julie Vandivere, Editors) The Sword Went Out to Sea: (Synthesis of a Dream), by Delia Alton and Bryher's The Heart to Artemis: A Writer's Memoirs reviewed by CYRENA N. PONDROM, University of Wisconsin, Madison

     

    THE SPACE BETWEEN: Literature and Culture, 1914-1945


    ISSN 1551-9309
    Volume 3, Issue 1, 2007

     

    The Space Between Cover 2007
    A Special Topics Issue:
    Technology, Media, Culture
    Guest Editor: Debra Rae Cohen, University of South Carolina

    René Magritte and "The Shop-Window Quality of Things
    by Roger Rothman

    Wyndham Lewis' Theory of Mass Culture
    by Charles Sumner

    Wireless Women: The "Mass" Retreat of Brighton Rock
    by Jeffrey Sconce

    The Long Arm of Discipline: South Riding, Documentary Writing, and the Cinematic Gaze
    by Ashlie Sponenberg

    Cyborgs, Women, and New York Dada
    by Alex Goody

    Punch-Card Sorters and Rapid Selectors: Information Management Between the Wars
    by Jay L. Gordon

    Book Reviews:

    Patrick Collier's Modernism on Fleet Street reviewed by LORETTA STEC, San Francisco State University

    Timothy C. Campbell’s Wireless Writing in the Age of Marconi and Todd Avery’s Radio Modernism: Literature, Ethics, and the BBC, 1922-1938 reviewed by ROBIN FEENSTRA, McGill University

    Frances Guerin’s A Culture of Light: Cinema and Technology in 1920s Germany reviewed by ROBIN MURRAY, Eastern Illinois University

    Michael North’s Camera Works: Photography and the Twentieth-Century Word reviewed by ROBERT COCHRAN, University of Arkansas

    Elizabeth Otto’s Tempo, Tempo! The Bauhaus Photomontages of Marianne Brandt reviewed by RACHEL EPP BULLER, Independent Scholar, Newton, KS


     

    THE SPACE BETWEEN: Literature and Culture, 1914-1945


    ISSN 1551-9309
    Volume 2, Issue 1, 2006

     

    The Space Between Cover 2006
    Modern Enchantments: The Canny Wonders and Uncanny Others of H. P. Lovecraft
    by Michael Saler

    “The Poetry That Dare Not Speak its Name”: Modernist Aesthetic in the Case of Lord Alfred Douglas and Marie Carmichael Stopes
    by Christina Hauck

    Keith Douglas, Isaac Rosenberg, and Edmund Blunden
    by Dawn Bellamy

    The Unburiable: Death Ritual in Osbert Sitwell’s Poetry of the Great War
    by Janine Utell

    H. D.’s Palimpsest: The Work of the “Advance-Guard” in a History of Trauma
    by Cheryl Hindrichs

    Writing Projects: New Deal Guidebooks, Community, and Housing Reform in New York City
    by J. J. Butts

    Book Reviews:

    Stan Smith’s Irish Poetry and the Construction of Modern Identity: Ireland between Fantasy and History reviewed by MICHAEL COYLE, Colgate University

    Lawrence Rainey’s Revisiting The Waste Land reviewed by DAVID CHINITZ, Loyola University Chicago

    Romana Huk’s Stevie Smith: Between the Lines reviewed by KRISTIN BLUEMEL, Monmouth University

    Christopher Murray’s Sean O’Casey, Writer at Work: A Biography reviewed by STEVE CLOUTIER, St. Mary’s University, Canada

    Wendy Pollard’s Rosamond Lehmann and Her Critics: The Vagaries of Literary Reception reviewed by PHYLLIS LASSNER, Northwestern University

     

    THE SPACE BETWEEN: Literature and Culture, 1914-1945


    ISSN 1551-9309
    Volume 1, Issue 1, 2005

     

    The Space Between Cover 2005
    SERIOUS PLAY: GAMES IN TWENTIETH-CENTURY MODERNISM
    by Claudia Mesch

    A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS LANDSCAPE: F. H. VARLEY AND A. M. KLEIN
    by Liisa Stephenson

    STORM JAMESON’S NO TIME LIKE THE PRESENT: THE EXPATRIATE IN PATRIA
    by Natalie Golubov

    AESTHETICS, POLITICS, AND THE OTHER: TOWARD AN ETHICAL THEORY OF ART IN CHRISTOPHER ISHERWOOD’S PRATER VIOLET
    by Jamie Carr

    CLOTHING THE SOVIET MECHANICAL-FLÂNEUSE
    by Jon Cockburn

    Book Reviews:

    Jed Esty’s A Shrinking Island: Modernism and National Culture in England and Jane Garrity’s Step-Daughters of England: British Women Modernists and the National Imaginary reviewed by ASHLIE SPONENBERG, CUNY

    David E. Chinitz’s T. S. Eliot and the Cultural Divide reviewed by CHRISTINA HAUCK, Kansas State University

    Phyllis Lassner’s Colonial Strangers: Women Writing the End of the British Empire reviewed by MARY ANNE SCHOFIELD, Villanova University

    Keith Perry’s The Kingfish in Fiction: Huey P. Long and the Modern American Novel reviewed by ROBERT H. BRINKMEYER, University of Arkansas

     

    PRECURSORS AND AFTERMATHS:
    Literature in English, 1914-1945


    ISSN 1542-8109
    Volume 2, Issue 2, 2004

     

    EZRA POUND AT ST. ELIZABETH’S
    by Leon Surette
    A BALLOON FILLED WITH VERBAL GAS: BLATHER AND THE IRISH READY-MADE SCHOOL
    by Joe Brooker

    BRITISH MODERNISM AND DARK HUMOR
    by Lisa Colletta

    BETWEEN THE REAL AND REALLY MADE UP: Mimetic Strategies in Dan Billany's Wartime Novel The Trap
    by Paul Skrebels

    Book Reviews:

    Bonnie Kime Scott's edition of the Selected Letters of Rebecca West reviewed by Loretta Stec

    Michael T. Saler's The Avant-Garde in Interwar England: Medieval Modernism and the London Underground reviewed by Kristin Bluemel

     

    PRECURSORS AND AFTERMATHS:
    Literature in English, 1914-1945


    ISSN 1542-8109
    Volume 1, Issue 1, 2000

     

    MODERNISTS PASSING THE BUCK: ORIENTALS, MIDDLEBROWS, AND THE GOOD EARTH
    by Jamie Harker

    LILIED TONGUES AND YELLOW CLAWS: THE INVENTION OF LIMEHOUSE, LONDON'S CHINATOWN, 1914-1945
    by Shannon Case

    MODERN KNOWLEDGE AND FORD'S MODERN NOVEL
    by Sara Haslam

    WRITING THE NATION AT WAR: GEORGE ORWELL, ALAN ROSS, AND SIDNEY KEYES
    by Adam Piette

    THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY, FROM WHOSE BOURN...: SHAKESPEARE AND CONRAD IN FREDERIC MANNING'S GREAT WAR
    by Mark A. R. Facknitz

    Book Reviews:

    Patrick Deane's History in Our Hands: A Critical Anthology of Writings on Literature, Culture, and Politics from the 1930s reviewed by Patrick Quinn