Alex E. Blazer

Alex E. Blazer is 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 the graphic novel Fight Club 2 by Chuck Palahniuk, the television show Legion, and the novels The Recognitions and The Goldfinch by William Gaddis and Donna Tartt.


He teaches a variety of courses in twenty- and twenty-first century American literature, critical theory, and composition. Last spring, he taught Psychoanalytic Film Theory and Seminar of Language & Literature; he also directed a BA Internship and an MA Thesis. This fall, he is teaching Critical Approaches to Literature, Contemporary American Literature, and Methods of Research; he is also directing an MA Thesis. Next spring, he will teach Global Horror Films, Marxist Literary and Film Criticism, and Seminar of Language & Literature.


His administrative and service roles include Literature Coordinator for the Department of English, Secretary of University Senate and Secretary of Executive Committee of University Senate, member of the Master's Exam and Portfolio Committee, and founder and editor of The Department of English Newsletter.


Quote of the Month

Through reading such a book we begin to understand that man is indestructible and that he can nonetheless be destroyed. This happens in affliction. In affliction we approach the limit where, deprived of the power to say 'I,' deprived also of the world, we would be nothing other than this Other that we are not.

Maurice Blanchot. The Infinite Conversation. Translated by Susan Hanson, U of Minnesota P, 1992. p. 130. / previous


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