Alex E. Blazer

Alex E. Blazer is Interim Co-Chair and 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 will teach Critical Approaches to Literature, Contemporary American Literature, and Methods of Research; he will also direct an MA Thesis.

 

His administrative and service roles include Interim Co-Chair and Literature Coordinator for the Department of English, Presiding Officer and Chair of Executive Committee of University Senate, a member of Honors Faculty Council, the advisor of the Anime Club, and the editor of The Department of English Newsletter.

 

Quote of the Month

Rather than reflect society, art projects it, negates it, distorts it. Each of these operations of representation in turn engender other kinds of processes: social interpretation, pleasure, confusion. Just as Marxism conceives of the communist future as an outgrowth of the capitalist present, it allows that aesthetic representations do more than reflect the conditions and context of their production; art acts upon extant relations, even and especially when it projects inexistent relations.

Anna Kornbluh. Marxist Film Theory and Fight Club. Bloomsbury Academic, 2019. p. 61. / previous

 

Link of the Month

Diane: Entering the Town of Twin Peaks / 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