Alex E. Blazer

Alex E. Blazer is Professor of English at Georgia College & State University. After studying literature and photography at Denison University, he earned a Ph.D. in twentieth-century literature and critical theory at The Ohio State University. He has also taught at the University of Louisville and Grand Valley State University.


His poetry scholarship focused on the relationship between critical theory and American poetry in the 1970s and 1980s. His research on the contemporary American novel examines the relationship between postmodern culture and existential madness. Recently, he has published published a journal article on the film Donnie Darko and presented conference papers on the graphic novel Fight Club 2 by Chuck Palahniuk, the television show Twin Peaks, and the debut novel A Short Film about Disappointment by Joshua Mattson.


He teaches a variety of courses in twenty- and twenty-first century American literature, critical theory, and popular culture. Last spring, he taught Composition through Literature, Film Noir, and Senior Seminar. This fall, he is teaching Composition, Critical Theory, and Graduate Research Methods. Next spring, he will teach Introduction to Film Studies and Global Horror Films.


His administrative and service roles include Secretary of University Senate and Secretary of Executive Committee of University Senate, member of the Master's Exam and Portfolio Committee, advisor of Sigma Tau Delta, and founder and editor of The Department of English Newsletter.


Quote of the Month


If the literary imagination develops compassion, and if compassion is essential for civic responsibility, then we have good reason to teach works that promote the types of compassionate understanding we want and need. This means including works that give voice to the experiences of groups in our society that we urgently need to understand, such as members of other cultures, ethnic and racial minorities, women, and lesbians and gay men.

Nussbaum, Martha C. Cultivating Humanity: Classical Defense of Reform in Liberal Education, Harvard UP, pp. 99-100. / previous


Link of the Month


Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol / previous



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