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Gregory Woods

Gregory Woods

Emeritus Professor

Staff Group(s)
English, Culture and Media


Professor Woods is Emeritus Professor of Gay and Lesbian Studies. He carries out research in the areas of LGBT literary, historical and cultural studies. Professor Woods is also a critically acclaimed poet.

Research areas

Professor Woods' research interests include:

  • LGBT literary, historical and cultural studies
  • Writing poetry.

External activity

  • An Ordinary Dog shortlisted for East Midlands Book Award (2012)
  • Fellowship Committee, English Association (2011-2015)
  • Chair of Judges, Michael Murphy Memorial Prize (2011)
  • Strategic Reviewer, Arts and Humanities Research Council (2010-2013)
  • Artistic Assessor, Arts Council England (2010-2015)
  • Judge, English Association Fellows' Poetry Prize (2010)
  • Member, Peer Review College, European Science Foundation (2009-2013)
  • Member, editorial board, Changing English (2008-2013)
  • Member, Peer Review College, Arts and Humanities Research Council (2004-2013)
  • Chair, Expert Panel for Gender Studies on the project Building a European Reference Index for the Humanities (ERIH) European Science Foundation (2004-2013)
  • Hawthornden Fellowship (2008)
  • Founding Fellow of the English Association (2000-present)
  • Referee for Journal of Gender Studies; Body and Society; European Journal of American Studies; Yale University Press; Theory, Culture and Society; Edinburgh University Press; Routledge; Taylor and Francis; Manchester University Press; Indiana University Press; Columbia University Press; Brilliance Books, etc.
  • Visiting Fellow, Law Department, Keele University (February-March 2002)
  • Hawthornden Fellowship (1999)


Very Soon I Shall Know. Woods G, 2012, Nottingham, Shoestring

Novels of Same-sex Desire. Woods G, in (eds) Caserio R and Hawes C ,The Cambridge History of the English Novel, 2012, 791-806, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press

An Ordinary Dog. Woods G, 2011, Manchester, Carcanet Press

British Homosexuality 1920-1939. Woods G in (ed) T Sharpe, W.H.Auden in Context, 2012, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.

Homintern: How Gay Culture Liberated the Modern World Woods G., 2016, New Haven & London, Yale University Press.

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Press expertise

Professor Woods can offer comment on:

  • LGBT studies
  • gay / lesbian film, writing and culture
  • queer culture
  • poetry (as writer and critic).