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Research and Publications

Research Interests

  • British literature (20th C. - contemporary)
  • Modernism (British and American)
  • Literature of war, trauma, and trauma recovery

Selected Publications

A Morning after War: C. S. Lewis & WWI


A Morning After War fills with unprecedented detail a critical gap in C. S. Lewis biographies. It traces Lewis's wartime service, relationships, and earliest publications. Probing war's traumatic destruction of Lewis's romantic expectations for a tranquil life, this study surpasses literary analyses of Lewis's work to assert a comprehensive definition of war literature. Equally, scholars and students of WWI, war literature, trauma studies, and C. S. Lewis will find this work an invaluable reassessment of central assumptions in their fields. Not least, here finally is the young C. S. Lewis preceding his usual and often idolized personas.

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Gilchrist, KJ.  “A Genealogy of Suffering” in New Perspectives on the Relationship between Pain, Suffering, and Metaphor,
     103-114. Ed. Nate Hinerman. Boston: Brill, 2019. 

Gilchrist, KJ.  "Approximations: Iago as a Plautine Leno" in SRASP (The Shakespeare and Renaissance Association of West
     Virginia: Selected Papers
). Spring (April), 1997.
     Complete Article (PDF): Gilchrist: Approximations

See CV for additional publications.