Tanya Izzard, PhD

Location: BRIGHTON

Membership Grade: Professional Member

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General Experience

I provide embedded and back-of-the-book indexes for academic and trade books in the humanities, specialising in literary criticism, history, cultural studies, women’s, gender and LGBTQ+ studies, and biography. Commissions are also welcome on management and education policy, relating to my professional background.  I was highly commended for the Betty Moys Award for the best newly qualified indexer in 2017.

I speak and read German to a high standard and have a good working knowledge of French and Italian.

Subjects

English Literature

Shakespeare’s Common Language (Alysia Kolentsis, Arden Shakespeare, 2020)
Counterfactual Romanticism (edited by Damian Walford Davis, MUP 2019)
Error in Shakespeare: Shakespeare in Error (Alice Leonard, Palgrave Macmillan 2019, embedded index)
The Cambridge Introduction to British Literature 1900-1950 (Robert L. Caserio, CUP, 2018, embedded index)
For Better, For Worse: Marriage in Victorian Novels by Women (Carolyn Lambert and Marion Shaw (eds), Routledge, 2017)

I welcome books on all periods of English literature and have detailed specialist knowledge of fiction from the first half of the twentieth century.

Cultural Studies

Doug Wheeler (Germano Celant, David Zwirner Books, 2019)
Donald Judd Interviews (edited by Flavin Judd and Caitlyn Murray, David Zwirner Books, 2019)
Art and Identity (Viccy Coltman, CUP 2019, embedded index)
What It Means to Write About Art (Jarrett Earnest, David Zwirner, 2018)
A Visual History of HIV/AIDS (Elisabet Björklund and Mariah Larsson (eds,Routledge, 2018)

History (All Areas)

City of Beasts (Tom Almeroth-Williams, Manchester University Press, 2019)
Passage to Byzantium: The Romanov-Habsburg Feud that Led to WWI (Maggie Ledford Lawson, Pellissippi Press, 2019)
The Trial of Warren Hastings: Classical Oratory and Reception in Eighteenth-Century England (Chiara Rolli, Palgrave Macmillan, 2019)
Stepp’d in Blood: Akazu and the architects of the Rwandan genocide against the Tutsi (Andrew Wallis, Zero Press, 2019)
A Muddy Trench: A Sniper’s Bullet (Jacquie Buttriss, Pen and Sword, 2018)
Shoplifting in Eighteenth-Century England (Shelley Tickell, Boydell Press, 2018)
I welcome history books on all periods and have particular knowledge and experience of 18th, 19th and 20th century British history, and German history.

Drama/Theatre

Antony and Cleopatra: a critical reader (edited by Domenico Lovascio, Arden Shakespeare 2019)
Directors and Directing (Adam J. Ledger, Palgrave Macmillan, 2019)
The Cockney who Sold the Alps (Alan McNee, Victorian Secrets, 2015)

Gender Studies

The Right to Rule and the Rights of Women: Queen Victoria and the Women’s Movement (Arianne Chernock, CUP, 2019)
The Conscientious Objector’s Wife (Kate Macdonald (ed) Handheld Press, 2018)
For Better, For Worse: Marriage in Victorian Novels by Women (Carolyn Lambert and Marion Shaw (eds), Routledge, 2017)

LGBT Studies

A Visual History of HIV/AIDS (Elisabet Björklund and Mariah Larsson (eds,Routledge, 2018)
For Better, For Worse: Marriage in Victorian Novels by Women (Carolyn Lambert and Marion Shaw (eds), Routledge, 2017)
George Augustus Sala and the Nineteenth-Century Periodical Press: The Personal Style of a Public Writer (Routledge, 2015).

German (Works About)

I have a BA in German and have high-level skills in reading, writing and speaking the language.

Higher Education

25 years’ professional experience in management and policy work in Higher Education.

Further/Continuing Education

Extensive experience of work with the Further Education sector during my Higher Education career.

Management

The Paris Framework for Climate Change Capacity Building (Khan et al, Routledge, 2018).
Many years of professional experience of management, policy development, staff management and partnership working.

Related qualifications

PhD English Literature, University of Sussex 2014
MA Modernism, University of Sussex 2008
PGCert Management, University of Brighton 2003
BA (Hons) German, University of Nottingham 1988


Other skills

Research
Archival research and literature review research undertaken for PhD. Professional experience of research includes literature review, data analysis and report writing.

Embedded Indexing
Recent embedded indexes include:
Art and Identity: A Cultural History of Scots and Scotland, 1745–1832 (Viccy Coltman, CUP, 2019)
Error in Shakespeare: Shakespeare in Error (Alice Leonard, Palgrave Macmillan, 2019)
The Director and Directing: Craft, Process and Aesthetic in Contemporary Theatre (Adam J. Ledger, Palgrave Macmillan, 2019)
The Right to Rule and the Rights of Women: Queen Victoria and the Women's Movement (Arianne Chernock, CUP 2019)
The Cambridge Introduction to British Literature 1900-1950 (Robert L. Caserio, CUP, 2019). I welcome commissions for embedded indexes using MS Word.

Recent indexes include

Almeroth-Williams, Tom, City of Beasts, Manchester University Press, 2019
Leonard, Alice, Error in Shakespeare: Shakespeare in Error (embedded index), Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
Rolli, Chiara, The Trial of Warren Hastings: Classical Oratory and Reception in Eighteenth-Century England, Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
Wallis, Andrew, Stepp’d in Blood: Akazu and the architects of the Rwandan genocide against the Tutsi, Zero, 2019
Ledger, Adam J., The Director and Directing: Craft, Process and Aesthetic in Contemporary Theatre (embedded index), Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
Chernock, Arianne, The Right to Rule and the Rights of Women: Queen Victoria and the Women’s Movement (embedded index), Cambridge University Press, 2019
Ledford Lawson, Maggie, Passage to Byzantium: the Romanov-Habsburg Feud that Led to WWI (embedded index), Pessillippi Press, 2019
Walford Davies, Damian, Counterfactual Romanticism , Manchester University Press, 2019
Coltman, Viccy, Art and Identity: A Cultural History of Scots and Scotland, 1745–1832, Cambridge University Press, 2019
Lovascio, Domenico (ed), Antony and Cleopatra: a critical reader, Arden Shakespeare, 2019

Clients Include

British Library
Victorian Secrets
Wearset
Handheld Press
RefineCatch
Carlton Books
David Zwirner Books
Individual authors and editors

Special Publication Type

Biographies/ Autobiographies

Jonathan Sturges: Merchant of Old New York (Robin McPhillips, Gems of History, 2019)
A Muddy Trench: A Sniper’s Bullet (Jacquie Buttriss, Pen and Sword, 2018)
The Conscientious Objector’s Wife (Kate Macdonald (ed), Handheld Books, 2018)
The Cockney Who Sold the Alps: Albert Smith and the Ascent of Mont Blanc (Alan McNee, Victorian Secrets, 2015)
Below the Fairy City: A Life of Jerome K. Jerome (Carolyn Oulton, Victorian Secrets, 2012)

Catalogues

Agnes Denes: Absolutes and Intermediates (The Shed, 2019)
James Cook: the Voyages (British Library, 2018)

In-House Documents

I have extensive professional experience of working on in-house regulatory and procedural documents and reports in the higher education sector.

Tools

SKY INDEX
WordEmbed