Alex E. Blazer

Alex E. Blazer is 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. Next spring, he will teach Marxist Literary and Film Criticism, Seminar of Language & Literature, and Global Horror Films.


His administrative and service roles include Literature Coordinator for the Department of English, Secretary of University Senate and Secretary of Executive Committee of University Senate, and founder and editor of The Department of English Newsletter.


Quote of the Month

Probably all our encounters are existential jambalaya.

Terrance Hayes. American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin. Penguin, 2018. p. 39. / previous


Link of the Month

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