KJ Gilchrist Directory Page

KJ Gilchrist
Senior Lecturer, Englishkjg


Contact Information

Primary email: kjgilchrist [at] gmail [dot] com
Secondary email: kjg [at] iastate [dot] edu

Courses I am Teaching

Fall 2013:
English 201 (Intro. To Literature for non-English majors)
English 225 (Survey of British literature to 1800)
English 302 (Business Communications)


B.A., English, MA., English, Ph.D., English

Research Areas

modern-contemporary British literature; the literature of World War I; Trauma in Modern literature

Recent Publications

“The Beginning of Suffering: Assumptive Worlds and Trauma in Modern Literature.” (Forthcoming, 2013).

A Morning after War: C. S. Lewis & WWI (Peter Lang, 2005)

Current Research

Field of Nightmares: Traumatic Spaces within Modern Literature. (A study of spaces used within selected works from WWI and Modernism)

Outside of the University

I occasionally teach 3rd- and 4th-grade students in the Waukee School District about C. S. Lewis’s juvenilia and mature writings.