Carey Snyder is Professor of English at Ohio University. She is co-editor, with Faith Binckes, of the Edinburgh University Press collection, Women, Periodicals, and Print Culture in Britain, 1890s–1920s: the Modernist Period (2019), editor of the Broadview Press edition of H. G. Wells’s Ann Veronica (2015), and author of British Fiction and Cross-Cultural Encounters: Ethnographic Modernism from Wells to Woolf (2008). Her current research focuses mainly on modernist-era women writers, modern periodical studies, and feminist print culture.
For many interwar writers, the women’s suffrage movement was a force as powerful as the war itself in shaping modernity. In her undeservedly forgotten novel The Call (1924), Edith Ayrton Zangwill takes up the history of both suffrage militancy and the war, chronicling their impact on women’s professional, political, and personal lives.