Place and Space in Interwar Women’s Literature in English: Additional Essays

deadline for submissions: 
August 31, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
University of Bedfordshire
contact email: 

Dr Nick Turner and Dr Nicola Darwood are looking for two additional essays for an edited collection on the topic of place and space in fiction by interwar women writers in English, which is under consideration by a UK university press.

We are seeking proposals for work on Nella Larsen, Una Marson, Zora Neale Hurston and other writers from the Harlem Renaissance and beyond.  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


Please send abstracts of 250 words and biographical details to Dr Nicola Darwood at by August 31st 2022. 

Invited essays will be required by December 31st 2022.