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 SciFi & Philosophy, Writing about Literature, and Postwar American Literature. In the fall, he taught Global Horror Films and Methods of Research. This spring, he is teaching Composition through Literature, Film Noir, and Senior Seminar.


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


He wanted to be a poet because poems were spells, were shaped sound unmaking and remaking sense that inflicted and repelled violence and made you renowned, or renowned for being erased, and could have other effects on bodies: put them to sleep or wake them, cause tears or other forms of lubrication, swelling, the raising of small hairs.

Ben Lerner, The Topeka School. Picador, 2019, p. 126. / previous


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