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 the television show Continuum and Chuck Palahniuk's Fight Club 2 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 fall he taught Composition II, American Literature, and American Literature 1920-Present. In the spring, he is teaching World Literature, Critical Approaches to Literature, and Psychoanalytic Film Criticism as well as directing three BA Theses.
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, a member of the MA Exam & Portfolio Committee, an elected University Senator serving as Chair of the Faculty Affairs Policy Committee, a member of the Tenure & Promotion Task Force, 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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The world is the set of symptoms whose illness merges with man. Literature then appears as an enterprise of heath. . . .
Gilles Deleuze. "Literature and Life." Trans. Daniel W. Smith and Michael A. Grego. Critical Inquiry 23.2 (1997): 225-230. Print. p228. / previous
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