Alex E. Blazer

I am an Associate Professor of English at Georgia College & State University. After studying literature and photography at Denison University, I earned a Ph.D. in twentieth-century literature and critical theory at The Ohio State University. I previously taught at the University of Louisville and Grand Valley State University.


My poetry scholarship focused on the relationship between critical theory and American poetry in the 1970s and 1980s. My research on the contemporary American novel examines the relationship between postmodern culture and existential madness.


I teach a wide variety of courses in composition, writing about literature, poetry, drama, critical theory (particularly existentialism and psychoanalysis), and twenty- and twenty-first century American literature (particularly the postmodern novel and contemporary poetry).


Quote of the Month

We've had the goddam Ages of Faith, we've had the goddam Age of Reason. This is the Age of Publicity.

William Gaddis. The Recognitions. 1955. Champaign, IL: Dalkey Archive, 2012. p736. Print. / previous


Link of the Month

American Association of University Professors / previous


Pedagogy of the Depressed

Shuman, "PowerPointless" / previous



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