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 spring, he taught World Literature, Critical Approaches to Literature, and Psychoanalytic Film Criticism as well as directed three BA Theses and served on one MA Thesis Committee. In the fall, he is teaching Honors Composition II, Critical Approaches to Literature, and American Literature 1920-Present.


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 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

There is no freedom, and no freedom from freedom.

The only possible act is to pick up the book, caress it

And open it in my face. You knew that.

John Ashbery. "Everyman's Library." Shadow Train, Viking, 1981.Three Books, Penguin, 1993. p133. / previous


Link of the Month

Democratic Socialists of America / previous


Organization of the Month

Hispanic Federation Unidos Disaster Relief Fund / previous



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