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 composition. In the fall, he taught World Literature, Critical Approaches to Literature, and Methods of Research; he directed an independent study of Seminar of Language & Literature and an MA Thesis. In the spring, he is teaching SciFi & Philosophy, Writing about Literature, and Contemporary American Literature.


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.


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All colleges and universities should routinely test all students weekly to decrease college community spread.

White House Coronavirus Task Force. Georgia State Report., Accessed 1 Jan. 2021. / previous


The university administration, so accustomed to keeping the violence of capitalism separate from its passive reproduction, cannot conceive of a pandemic in which such separations are increasingly difficult to maintain.

Balthaser, Benjamin and Bill V. Mullen. "The Necroliberal University." Academe, vol. 106, no. 4, 2020., Accessed 1 Jan. 2021.



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