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 Global Horror Films, Psycho-Existential Reader-Response Criticism, and Seminar of Language & Literature. Last fall, he taught American Literature and Critical Approaches to Literature. In the spring, he is teaching Psychoanalytic Film Theory and Seminar of Language & Literature as well as directing a BA Internship and 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

Telling tales is the business of survivors. Tales of phantoms. Masks. Words. Flesh. Removed from myself, I remain alone behind the book.

Alagbé, Yvan. Yellow Negroes and Other Imaginary Creatures, 2018. p109. / previous

 

Link of the Month

Nancy by Olivia James / 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