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

Alysia Kolentsis, Shakespeare’s Common Language (Arden Shakespeare, 2020)
Jenny Bourne Taylor, In the Secret Theatre of Home (Victorian Secrets, 2019, updated index for anniversary edition)
Damian Walford Davis (editor), Counterfactual Romanticism (MUP 2019)
Alice Leonard, Error in Shakespeare, Shakespeare in Error (Palgrave Macmillan 2019, embedded index)
Robert L. Caserio, The Cambridge Introduction to British Literature 1900-1950 (CUP, 2018, embedded index)
Carolyn Lambert and Marion Shaw (eds),For Better, For Worse: Marriage in Victorian Novels by Women (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

Andy Campbell, Bound Together: Leather, Sex, Archives and Contemporary Art (MUP, 2020)
Germano Celant, Doug Wheeler (David Zwirner Books, 2019)
Flavin Judd and Caitlyn Murray (editors), Donald Judd Interviews (David Zwirner Books, 2019)
Viccy Coltman, Art and Identity (CUP 2019, embedded index)
Jarrett Earnest, What It Means to Write About Art (David Zwirner, 2018)
Elisabet Björklund and Mariah Larsson (editors), A Visual History of HIV/AIDS (Routledge, 2018)

History (All Areas)

Ben Rogaly, Stories from a Migrant City (MUP 2020)
Tom Almeroth-Williams, City of Beasts (Manchester University Press, 2019)
Maggie Ledford Lawson, Passage to Byzantium: The Romanov-Habsburg Feud that Led to WWI (Pellissippi Press, 2019)
Chiara Rolli, The Trial of Warren Hastings: Classical Oratory and Reception in Eighteenth-Century England (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019)
Andrew Wallis, Stepp’d in Blood: Akazu and the architects of the Rwandan genocide against the Tutsi (Zero Press, 2019)
Jacquie Buttriss, A Muddy Trench: A Sniper’s Bullet (Pen and Sword, 2018)
Shelley Tickell, Shoplifting in Eighteenth-Century England (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

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

Gender Studies

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

LGBT Studies

Andy Campbell, Bound Together: Leather, Sex, Archives and Contemporary Art (MUP 2020)
Elisabet Björklund and Mariah Larsson (editors), A Visual History of HIV/AIDS (Routledge, 2018)
Carolyn Lambert and Marion Shaw (editors), For Better, For Worse: Marriage in Victorian Novels by Women (Routledge, 2017)
Peter Blake, 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

Paul Ashwin et al, Reflective Teaching in Higher Education (2nd edition), Bloomsbury, 2020

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

Mizan R. Khan et al, The Paris Framework for Climate Change Capacity Building (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

Rogaly, Ben, Stories from a Migrant City, Manchester University Press, 2020
Campbell, Andy, Bound Together: Leather, Sex, Archives and Contemporary Art, Manchester University Press, 2020
Almeroth-Williams, Tom, City of Beasts, Manchester University Press, 2019
Leonard, Alice, Error in Shakespeare: Shakespeare in Error (embedded index), 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

Clients Include

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

Special Publication Type

Biographies/ Autobiographies

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