KJ Gilchrist


Office:245 Ross
527 Farm House Ln.
Ames IA
Office Hours:T/Th 8-10:30; Monday 8-10; by appointment


Courses I am Teaching

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


Ph.D. English, Kansas
M.A. English, Iowa State University
B.A. English, Covenant

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.” (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.