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 presented conference papers on Mark Z. Danielewski's The Familiar and the television show Continuum and published a journal article on the film Donnie Darko.
He teaches a variety of courses in twenty- and twenty-first century American literature, critical theory, and composition. In the spring, he taught SciFi and Philosophy, Critical Approaches to Literature, and Modern Drama; directed three BA Theses and an MA Thesis; and served on an MFA Thesis committee. In the fall, he will teach Composition II, American Literature, and American Literature 1920-Present.
His administrative and service roles include the Literature Coordinator for the Department of English & Rhetoric, a member of the Department of English & Rhetoric Tenure & Promotion Committee, an elected University Senator serving as Chair of the Faculty Affairs Policy Committee, a member of the Parking & Transportation Advisory Committee, the advisor of the Anime Club, the co-advisor of the Secular Student Alliance, and the editor of The DoER: The Department of English & Rhetoric Newsletter.
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If you are bored and disgusted by politics and don't bother to vote, you are in effect voting for the entrenched Establishments of the two major parties, who please rest assured are not dumb, and who are keenly aware that it is in their interests to keep you disgusted and bored and cynical and to give you every possible psychological reason to stay at home doing one-hitters and watching MTV on primary day. By all means stay home if you want, but don't bullshit yourself that you're not voting. In reality, there is no such thing as not voting: you either vote by voting, or you vote by staying home and tacitly doubling the value of some Diehard's vote.
David Foster Wallace. "Up, Simba." Consider the Lobster and Other Essays. New York: Back Bay-Little, Brown, 2006. 156-234. p207. / previous
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