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 spring, he taught SciFi & Philosophy, Writing about Literature, and Contemporary American Literature. In the fall, he is teaching Global Horror Films and Methods of Research; and he is directing an MA Thesis.

 

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.

 

Quotes of the Month

 

Acceptance of risk shall not include wWillful exposure of students, employees, or others to unsafe environments or activities.

USG 7.11.2 Management of Risk / previous

 

We will protect human health and safety and the environment in all USG operations and activities.

USG 8.2.18.1.4 Code of Conduct / previous

 

Criminal negligence is an act or failure to act which demonstrates a willful, wanton, or reckless disregard for the safety of others who might reasonably be expected to be injured thereby.

Official Code of Georgia, § 16-2-1 / previous

 

Magazines

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Publications

Donnie Darko The Sublime Today Bret Easton Ellis Reading Chuck Palahniuk American Fiction of the 1990s I Am Otherwise Matrix Trilogy American PsychoProgress