The 2019 conference, Staging the Space Between, is sponsored by South Dakota State University (visit the conference website here). In the weeks before the annual meeting, we will be devoting a section of The Space Between: Literature and Culture 1914–1945 to special features related to the conference theme and events. Our hope is that this will spark conversation and collaboration before, during, and after the conference.
On Twitter? Follow us at @SpaceBetweenJ and get the conversation started with #sb19staging.
Once a week, we feature abstracts selected by the conference organizer in anticipation of the conversations to come. These represent just a sample of the exciting work we can expect from participants.
Featured Abstracts (starting the week of May 6):
Michael T. Williamson (Indiana University of Pennsylvania), "Staging Nineteenth Century Jewish Literary and Religious Culture in the Face of Disaster"
Richard Hornsey (University of Nottingham), "'How Others See Us': Shop-Work as Theatre in British High-Street Multiple Stores"
Vanessa Vanden Berghe (Kingston University London), "Setting the Scene: Considering the Concept of Staging in the Consumption of the Interior during the 1920s and 1930s in Britain”
6 Things to Check Out before Staging the Space Between
Conference organizer Nicole Flynn curates six things to check out inspired by this year's sessions. Learn about Zora Neale Hurston's Barracoon, the architect Eduardo Torroja and his work during the Franco regime, choral music of the Great War, and more.
Q & A with Keynote Claire Warden
Keynote speaker Claire Warden, Loughborough University, answers our questions about intermodernist performance studies (and professional wrestling!). Her plenary address "Weak (Theatrical) Modernisms" will take place on Friday, May 31.