Alex E. Blazer

Alex E. Blazer is an Associate 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 Chuck Palahniuk's Fight Club 2, the television show Black Mirror, and the television show Legion.


He teaches a variety of courses in twenty- and twenty-first century American literature, critical theory, and composition. Last spring, he taught Global Horror Films, Psycho-Existential Reader-Response Criticism, and Seminar of Language & Literature. This fall, he is teaching American Literature and Critical Approaches to Literature. Next spring, he will teach Psychoanalytic Film Theory and Seminar of Language & Literature as well as direct a BA Internship and an MA Thesis.


His administrative and service roles include the Interim Co-Chair and Literature Coordinator for the Department of English, an elected University Senator serving as Presiding Officer and Chair of Executive Committee of University Senate, a member of Honors Faculty Council, the advisor of the Anime Club, and the editor of The Department of English Newsletter.


Quote of the Month

It is difficult / to get the news from poems / yet men die miserably every day / for lack / of what is found there.

Williams, William Carlos. "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower." The Poetry of William Carlos Williams Volume II 1939-1962, 1986. pp 310-37. p318. / previous


Link of the Month

Debating Doctor Who / previous



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