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
"Reality" is simply a more or less constant scanning pattern—The scanning pattern we accept as "reality" has been imposed by the controlling power on this planet, a power primarily oriented towards total control....
William S. Burroughs. Nova Express. 1964. New York: Grove, 1992. p53. Print. / previous
Link of the Month
Pedagogy of the Depressed