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. Last spring, he taught Global Horror Films, Marxist Literary and Film Critism and Seminar of Language & Literature; he also directed an MA Thesis. This fall, he is teaching World Literature, Critical Approaches to Literature, and Methods of Research; he is directing an independent study of Seminar of Language & Literature and an MA Thesis. Next spring, he will teach 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.

 

Quote of the Month

 

Under the Statement on Government, decisions to revise (even if only temporarily) tenure and promotion procedures and standards, to elect a preferred method of delivering courses, or to replace letter grades with pass-fail or incomplete designations fall within the faculty’s area of primary responsibility. . . . No important institutional decision should be made unilaterally by administrations or governing boards.

American Association of University Professors. "Principles of Academic Governance during the COVID-19 Pandemic, https://www.aaup.org/news/principles-academic-governance-during-covid-19-pandemic. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020. / previous

 

Link of the Month

 

Highest Risk: Students and faculty regularly engage in in-person learning, activities, and events.

CDC Considerations for Institutions of Higher Education / 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