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Christopher T Funkhouser

Christopher Funkhouser, PhD, is an associate professor in the department of humanities and program director of communication and media at New Jersey Institute of Technology.

In 2012 Funkhouser published New Directions in Digital Poetry (Continuum, 2012), an informed look at digital poetry in its contemporary state. Prehistoric Digital Poetry: An Archaeology of Forms 1959-1995, a research monograph, was published in the Modern and Contemporary Poetics Series at University of Alabama Press in 2007.

Funkhouser edited The Little Magazine Volume 21 CD-ROM, and is responsible for two on-line poetry and poetics journals: Descriptions of an Imaginary Universe and Passages. His work has recently appeared in Talisman, Hambone, and Callaloo. His hypertext, POETRY WEBS, was produced in conjunction with the 1996 European Media Arts Festival. Funkhouser’s contributions to ebr are both found in the Electropoetics special (ebr5): The House of Poetry...:Recent Noticings*, and Poetry@The_Millennium: A Conversation with Jerome Rothenberg and Pierre Joris.

In 2008 he was named the first Digital-Poet-in-Residence at the Bowery Poetry Club in New York City.

Funkhouser was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in spring 2005 to travel to Cyberjaya, Malaysia, where he taught a course at Multimedia University entitled “Hypermedia Writing” focusing on the history of digital writing. He also led a creative multimedia workshop, a practice in which he has been involved for more than a decade. His research focused on database programming.

He received his MA from the University of Virginia and his PhD from the University of Albany.

Last update: January 2012
Topics: hypermedia, hypertext, digital writing, digital poetry, fulbright scholarship, database programming