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 and cultural studies. Professor Woods is also a critically acclaimed.

Research areas

Professor Woods' research interests include:

  • LGBT literary and cultural studies
  • Writing poetry.

External activity

  • An Ordinary Dog shortlisted for East Midlands Book Award (2012)
  • Fellowship Committee, English Association (2011-present)
  • Chair of Judges, Michael Murphy Memorial Prize (2011)
  • Strategic Reviewer, Arts and Humanities Research Council (2010-present)
  • Artistic Assessor, Arts Council England (2010-present)
  • Judge, English Association Fellows' Poetry Prize (2010)
  • Member, Peer Review College, European Science Foundation (2009-present)
  • Member, editorial board, Changing English (2008-present)
  • Member, Peer Review College, Arts and Humanities Research Council (2004-present)
  • Chair, Expert Panel for Gender Studies on the project Building a European Reference Index for the Humanities (ERIH) European Science Foundation (2004-present)
  • Hawthornden Fellow (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)


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).