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 Chuck Palahniuk's Fight Club 2 and the television show Black Mirror 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 Honors Composition II, Critical Approaches to Literature, and American Literature 1920-Present. in the spring, he is teaching Global Horror Films, Psychoanalytic Existential Reader-Response Criticism, and Seminar of Language & Literature.


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 Presiding Officer Elect and Vice-Chair of the Executive Committee of University Senate and the Subcommittee on Nominations, a member of Honors Faculty Council, the advisor of the Anime Club, and the editor of The DoER: The Department of English & Rhetoric Newsletter.


Quote of the Month

The greatest gains and values are farthest from being appreciated. We easily come to doubt if they exist. We soon forget them. They are the highest reality. Perhaps the facts most astounding and most real are never communicated by man to man.

Henry David Thoreau. Walden; or, Life in the Woods. 1854. / previous


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