Recent indexes

Recent published indexes include the following. (See links to ‘look inside’ the index where available.)


Bickerdike, J.O. You Are Beautiful and You Are Alone: The Biography of Nico (Faber & Faber)

Crehan, K. But Will It Get a Laugh? The Life of Doris Hare in Three Acts (Society for Theatre Research)

Guinness, P. Arthur’s Round: The Life and Times of Brewing Legend Arthur Guinness (Peter Owen Publishers) (index)

Ingrams, R. The Sins of G.K. Chesterton (Harbour Books)

Mayer, C. Charles: The Heart of a King (WH Allen/Penguin) (second edition index update)

Spence, S. All or Nothing: The Authorised Story of Steve Marriott (Omnibus Press)

Topp, S. Eileen: The Making of George Orwell (Unbound)

Watson, P. Bill Frisell, Beautiful Dreamer: The Guitarist Who Changed the Sound of American Music (Faber & Faber)

Wilson, D. The Queen and the Heretic: How Two Women Changed the Religion of England [on Katherine Parr and Anne Askew] (Lion Books) (index)


Darling, T.R. Quiet Pine Trees (microfiction stories) (Unbound)

Lough, D. Darling Winston: Forty Years of Correspondence Between Churchill and His Mother (Head of Zeus) (US edition index)

Meades, J. Pedro and Ricky Come Again: Selected Writing 1988–2020 (Unbound)


Durkin, H. Josephine Baker and Katherine Dunham: Dances in Literature and Cinema (University of Illinois Press) (index)

Ritter, J.M. Tandem Dances: Choreographing Immersive Performance (OUP USA)

Film and media studies

Bigsby, C. Viewing America: Twenty-First Century Television Drama (Cambridge University Press) (index)

Brylla, C. and Kramer, M. (eds) Cognitive Theory and Documentary Film (Palgrave Macmillan) (index)

Chan, F. Cosmopolitan Cinema: Cross-cultural Encounters in East Asian Film (I.B.Tauris)

Cowan, P. Authorship and Aesthetics in the Cinematography of Gregg Toland (Lexington Books)

Girelli, E. Silent Film Performance: Dramatic Bodies on Screen (Palgrave) (index)

Haukamp, I., Hoene, C. and Smith, M. Asian Sound Cultures: Voice, Noise, Sound, Technology (Routledge) 

Hunt, L. Cult British TV Comedy: From Reeves and Mortimer to Psychoville (Manchester University Press) (index)

Hunt, L. et al. Screening the Undead: Vampires and Zombies in Film and Television (I.B.Tauris) (index)

Jones, S. The Art of Horror Movies: An Illustrated History (Applause Theatre & Cinema Books)

Jones, S. The Art of Pulp Horror: An Illustrated History (Applause Theatre & Cinema Books)

Roberts, J. Fab Fools: The Beatles, The Rutles and Rock ’n’ Roll Comedy (Candy Jar Books)

Roberts, J. Soupy Twists! The Full, Official Story of the Sophisticated Silliness of Stephen Fry & Hugh Laurie (Unbound)


Anderson, J.L. Capitalist Pigs: Pigs, Pork, and Power in America (West Virginia University Press) (index)

Archer, S. Sharks upon the Land: Colonialism, Indigenous Health, and Culture in Hawai’i, 1778–1855 (Cambridge University Press) (index)

Begg, P. and Bennett, J. Jack the Ripper: The Forgotten Victims (Yale University Press) (index)

Boswell, M. and Rowland, A. Virtual Holocaust Memory (Oxford University Press)

Campbell, A. Sicily and the Enlightenment: The World of Domenico Caracciolo, Thinker and Reformer (I.B.Tauris)

Clover, C. Black Wind, White Snow: The Rise of Russia’s New Nationalism (Yale University Press) (index)

Harvey, K. History and Material Culture: A Student’s Guide to Approaching Alternative Sources (Routledge) (index)

Jackson, C. Devil-Land: England Under Siege, 1588–1688 (Penguin)

Olbertson, K.A. The Dreadful Word: Speech Crime and Polite Gentlemen in Massachusetts, 1690–1776 (Cambridge University Press) (free PDF of full index)

Polak, S. FDR in American Memory: Roosevelt and the Making of an Icon (Johns Hopkins University Press)

Riding, J. Peterloo: The Story of the Manchester Massacre (Head of Zeus)

Vincent, J. Beyond Measure: The Hidden History of Measurement (Faber & Faber)

Indexing, history of

Duncan, D. Index, A History of the (Allen Lane/Penguin)


Abba, T., Dovey., J. and Pullinger, K. (eds) Ambient Literature: Towards a New Poetics of Situated Writing and Reading Practices (Palgrave Macmillan) (free PDF of index available as ‘Back Matter’ download here)

Bell, E. (ed.) Dickens After Dickens (White Rose University Press) (free open-access PDF of book and linked index available here)

Berliner, J. William Faulkner and the Materials of Writing (Cambridge University Press) (free PDF of full index)

Brain, T. (ed.) Sylvia Plath in Context (Cambridge University Press) (free PDF of full index)

Bucknell, C. and Ward, M. (eds) Byron Among the English Poets: Literary Tradition and Poetic Legacy (Cambridge University Press) (free PDF of full index)

Edwards, C. Utopia and the Contemporary British Novel (Cambridge University Press) (free PDF of full index)

Fletcher, J. William Blake as Natural Philosopher, 1788-1795 (Anthem Press)

Forseth, R. (Csencsitz, C., ed.) Alcoholite at the Altar: The Writer and Addiction – The Writings of Roger Forseth (IntoWords Press) (index)

Geyh, P. (ed.) The Cambridge Companion to Postmodern American Fiction (Cambridge University Press) (index)

Gifford, T. (ed.) Ted Hughes in Context (Cambridge University Press) (index)

Groom, N. The Vampire: A New History (Yale University Press) (index)

Holland, O. William Morris’s Utopianism: Propaganda, Politics and Prefiguration (Palgrave Macmillan) (index)

Hollis, M. The Waste Land: The Biography of a Poem (Faber & Faber) (index)

Jahner, J., Steiner, E. and Tyler, E.M. (eds) Medieval Historical Writing: Britain and Ireland, 500–1500 (Cambridge University Press) (free PDF of full index)

Jolliff, W. Heeding the Call: A Study of Denise Giardina’s Novels (West Virginia University Press) (index)

Kennedy, S. T.S. Eliot and the Dynamic Imagination (Cambridge University Press) (index)

Køhlert, F.B. Chicago: A Literary History (Cambridge University Press)

Kohlmann, B. British Literature and the Life of Institutions: Speculative States (Oxford University Press) (index)

Kohlmann, B. and Taunton, M. (eds) A History of 1930s British Literature (Cambridge University Press) (free PDF of full index)

Malay, M. The Figure of the Animal in Modern and Contemporary Poetry (Palgrave Macmillan)

McGettigan, K. Herman Melville: Modernity and the Material Text (University of New Hampshire Press/University Press of New England) (index)

Rowland, A. Metamodernism and Contemporary British Poetry (Cambridge University Press) (index)

Smith, E. This is Shakespeare (Pelican Books) (index)

Taunton, M. Red Britain: The Russian Revolution in Mid-Century Culture (Oxford University Press) (index)


Beech, N. and Gilmore, C. Organising Music: Theory, Practice, Performance (Cambridge University Press) (index)

Cave, N. and O’Hagan, S. Faith, Hope and Carnage (Canongate)

Farnham, A. In Good Hands: The Making of a Modern Conductor (Faber & Faber)

Haas, M. Forbidden Music: The Jewish Composers Banned by the Nazis (Yale University Press) (index)

Heile, B. and Wilson, C. (eds) The Routledge Research Companion to Modernism in Music (Routledge) (index)

Kutschke, B. Music and Protest in 1968 (Cambridge University Press) (index)

Melville, C. It’s a London Thing: How Rare Groove, Acid House and Jungle Remapped the City (Manchester University Press)

Paxman, J. Classical Music 1600–2000: A Chronology (Omnibus Press) (index)


Draaisma, D. The Nostalgia Factory: Memory, Time and Ageing (Yale University Press) (index)

Ellis, D.A. Smartphones Within Psychological Science (Cambridge University Press) (index)

Holmes, P. et al. Empowering Therapeutic Practice: Integrating Psychodrama into Other Therapies (Jessica Kingsley Publishers) (index)

Wells, A. and Matthews, G. Attention and Emotion: A Clinical Perspective (Psychology Press) (index)

Wilson, B.A. et al. (eds) Neuropsychological Rehabilitation: The International Handbook (Routledge/Psychology Press) (index)

Social sciences

Abraham-Hamanoiel, A. et al. (eds) Liberalism in Neoliberal Times (Goldsmiths Press/MIT Press) (index)

Ambler, L., Earle, J. and Scott, N. Reclaiming Economics for Future Generations (Manchester University Press)

Cabannes, Y. and Marocchino, C. (eds) Integrating Food into Urban Planning (UCL Press/Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) (free open-access PDF of book and linked index available here)

Cochrane, F. Northern Ireland: The Fragile Peace (Yale University Press) (index)

Dommett, K. The Reimagined Party: Democracy, Change and the Public (Manchester University Press)

Fyfe, N.R. et al. (eds) Moral Issues in Intelligence-Led Policing (Routledge Frontiers of Criminal Justice) (Routledge) (index)

Jelfs, T. The Argument about Things in the 1980s: Goods and Garbage in an Age of Neoliberalism (West Virginia University Press) (index)

Knowles, C. Serious Money: Walking Plutocratic London (Allen Lane/Penguin)

Papacharissi, Z. (ed.) A Networked Self and Platforms, Stories, Connections (Routledge) (index)

Polak, S. and Trottier, D. (eds) Violence and Trolling on Social Media: History, Affect, and Effects of Online Vitriol (Amsterdam University Press) (free open-access PDF of book and index available here)

Power, S. Party Funding and Corruption (Palgrave Macmillan)

Prabhu, J. How Should A Government Be? The New Levers of State Power (Profile Books) (index)

Sainsbury, D. Windows of Opportunity: How Nations Create Wealth (Profile Books)

Spencer-Oatey, H. and Kádár, D. Z. Intercultural Politeness: Managing Relations across Cultures (Cambridge University Press) (index)

Standing, G. Plunder of the Commons: A Manifesto for Sharing Public Wealth (Pelican Books) (index)

Wakefield. A. Security and Crime: Converging Perspectives on a Complex World (SAGE Publications) (index)

Williams, C. The Classical School: The Turbulent Birth of Economics in Twenty Extraordinary Lives (Profile Books) (index)

Williams, M. The Science of Hate: How Prejudice Becomes Hate and What We Can Do To Stop It (Faber & Faber)

Theatre studies

Berkoff, S. A World Elsewhere (Routledge) (index)

Burroughs, C. (ed.) Closet Drama: History, Theory, Form (Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies) (Routledge) (index)

Camp, P. The First Frame: Theatre Space in Enlightenment France (Cambridge University Press) (index)

Gorman, S. Women in Performance: Repurposing Failure (Routledge) (index)

Hart, E. The Prop Building Guidebook: For Theatre, Film, and TV (Focal Press) (index)

Hurwitz, N. A History of the American Musical Theatre (Routledge) (index)

Miller, D. Copyright and the Value of Performance, 1770–1911 (Cambridge University Press) (free PDF of full index)

Salter, B. Negotiating Copyright in the American Theatre: 1856–1951 (Cambridge University Press) (free PDF of full index)

Writing practice

Johnston, A. The Organised Writer: How to Stay on Top of All Your Projects and Never Miss a Deadline (Writers’ and Artists’/Bloomsbury) (index)

Love, K. An Affect of an Experience: And How I Learned to Write About It in the Context of Fine Art (Intellect) (index)

Owen, A. Writers’ & Artists’ Guide to Getting Published: Essential Advice for Aspiring Authors (Writers’ and Artists’/Bloomsbury)

Ryan, W. Writers’ & Artists’ Guide to How to Write: How to Plan, Structure and Write Your Novel (Writers’ and Artists’/Bloomsbury)