Place and Space in Interwar Women’s Literature in English - Edited Collection

deadline for submissions: 
August 1, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
University of Bedfordshire

CfP: Place and Space in Interwar Women’s Literature in English


Dr Nick Turner and Dr Nicola Darwood invite essays for an edited collection on the topic of place and space in fiction by interwar women writers in English. Topics may include, but are not restricted to:


Portrayal of the home

Homelessness and displacement

Boundaries and borders


Mental space

Rural space/use of the pastoral

The city

The seaside, coast and liminal spaces

Geographical place

Public/private space

The relationships of genres (romance, crime, etc) to place and space


We are interested in work on a range of writers from the high- to the lowbrow, to help give the fullest possible picture of interwar culture, and are equally interested in the work of canonical and non-canonical writers. We are however particularly interested in essays on the following writers:


Elizabeth von Arnim, Stella Benson, Ann Bridge, Leonora Carrington,  Ivy Compton-Burnett, Lettice Cooper, E.M. Delafield, Mollie Keane, Marghanita Laski, Rose Macaulay, G.B. Stern, Julia Strachey, Angela Thirkell, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Rebecca West and E.H. Young


Please send abstracts and biographical details to Dr Nicola Darwood at by August 1st 2020.


Invited essays will be required by December 1st 2020.