Tom Waugh teaches film studies at Concordia University (Montreal). He has published widely on political discourses and sexual representation in film and video, on lesbian and gay film and video, and has more recently undertaken interdisciplinary research and teaching on AIDS. He is also the founder and former coordinator of the Minor Programme in Interdisciplinary Studies in Sexuality (from his homepage).
The perils of pedagogy: the works of John Greyson. Edited by Brenda Longfellow, Scott Mackenzie, and Thomas Waugh. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2013. 584 p.
Waugh, Thomas. The Right to Play Oneself: Looking Back on Documentary Film / Thomas Waugh. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2011. 312 p. PN1995.9.D6 W38 2011
See: “Lesbian and gay documentary: minority self-imaging, oppositional film practice, and the question of image ethics,” p.193-218 and “Walking on tippy toes: lesbian and gay liberation documentary of the post-stonewall period,” p.219-238.
Waugh, Thomas; Garrison, Jason. Montreal Main / Thomas Waugh & Jason Garrison. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2010. 269 p. PN1997.M665 W38 2010
“The book, a collaboration between Thomas Waugh and Jason Garrison, details the nuanced history of this peculiar  film, which was released on DVD for the first time in 2009.”
Waugh, Thomas; Straayer, Chris. “Queer film and video festival forum, take three: artists speak out.” GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies. 14(1) (2008): 120-122.
He also translated the article by Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau, “Very good for our morale,” p.133-134.
Falkon, Felix Lance; Waugh, Thomas. Gay Art: A Historic Collection / Felix Lance Falkon ; edited and with an introduction and captions by Thomas Waugh. 2nd ed. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2006. 255 p.
Waugh, Thomas. Foreword: Documentary, Lies and Truth. Nouvelles “vues” sur le cinéma québécois. no. 5, Printemps 2006.
Waugh, Thomas. “Homosociality in the classical American stag film: off-screen, on-screen.” p.127-141.
In Porn Studies. Edited by Linda Williams. Durham: Duke University Press, 2004. 516 p. HQ471 .P59 2004
See review by Jan Baetens Image and Narrative, no.12, 2005
Waugh, Thomas. Lust Unearthed: Vintage Gay Graphics from the DuBek Collection / by Thomas Waugh and with Willie Walker. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2004. 320 p.
Over 200 illustrations from the private collection of Ambrose DuBek, a Hollywood costume and set designer.
See review by Donald W. McLeod. “Letters in Canada 2004: Thomas Waugh (with Willie Walker). Lust Unearthed.” University of Toronto Quarterly. 75(1) (Winter 2006): 454-456. AS42.U65 T67
See review by Michael Harris. “The moral pornographer: Thomas Waugh’s Lust Unearthed brings erotic gay history to light.” Xtra! (Toronto), December 23, 2004.
Waugh, Thomas. “Monkey on the back: Canadian cinema, conflicted masculinities, and queer silences in Canada’s Cold War.” p.183-207.
In Love, Hate, and Fear in Canada’s Cold War. Edited by Richard Cavell. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2004. FC95.4 .L69 2004
Waugh, Thomas. Out/Lines: Underground Gay Graphics From Before Stonewall / compiled and with an introduction by Thomas Waugh. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2002. 296 p.
Gay male representation of sexuality has a long history of varied visibility and acceptance, but the 100 or so years of queer life before Stonewall were a period of unprecedented self identification as well as renewed pressure to hide and suppress the erotic imagery of gay men in western culture…
Awards and Honours
2002 Lambda Literary Award (Out/Lines Nominated)
Waugh, Thomas. “Cinemas, Nations, Masculinities.” Canadian Journal of Film Studies. 8(1) (Spring 1999): 8-44. PN1993 .C27
Waugh, Thomas. “Archeology and Censorship.” p.101-117. In Suggestive Poses: Artists and Critics Respond to Censorship. Edited by Lorraine Johnson. Toronto, ON: Riverside Press; Toronto Photographers Worksop, 1997.
Waugh, Thomas. Hard to Imagine: Gay Male Eroticism in Photography and Film from Their Beginnings to Stonewall. New York: Columbia University Press, c1996. 488 p.
Spanning more than a century of photography and film, Hard to Imagine is the first visual chronicle of the evolution of gay male image culture, from the canonical works of “art” photography and cinema to the private and often highly explicit productions of amateurs. This comprehensive work explores a vast, eclectic tradition in its totality, analyzing the aesthetics of the visual imagery, its production, circulation, and consumption, and broad social and legal implications.
Awards and Honours
2002 Lambda Literary Award (Nominated)