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Christopher Funkhouser

Funkhouser, Christopher T.
Program Director, Communication and Media, Humanities and Social Sci.
425 Cullimore
About Me Christopher Funkhouser, PhD, is an associate professor in the department of humanities and director of the undergraduate program in professional and technical communication at New Jersey Institute of Technology. Funkhouser is the creator of a proto-anthology of hypermedia poetry and is completing his dissertation on the subject. He 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. 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. Education
  • B.A. (1986), M.A. (1988) University of Virginia, English Language and Literature
  • Ph.D. University at Albany-SUNY (1997), English Studies (Teaching, Writing, Criticism). Dissertation: Cybertext Poetry: Effects of Digital Media on the Creation of Poetic Literature
Awards and Honors Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Faculty of Creative Multimedia, Multimedia University (Cyberjaya, Malaysia), 2006
Courses Taught
  • Hypertext Design Studio
  • Digital Poetry
  • Cybertext
  • Advanced Electronic Publishing
My Research I am interested in poetry, digital literature, eletronic media, computer writing, digital literature, and technology nad society. To learn more about my research, visit my personal website at
Selected Online Publications "Le(s) Mange texte(s) : Creative Cannibalism and Digital Poetry" E-Poetry Proceedings (2007) "Electronic Literature circa WWW (and Before)" Electronic Book Review (2007) "Augusto de Campos, Digital Poetry, and the Anthropophagic Imperative" Ciberletras (2007) "Le(s) Mange texte(s) : création cannibale et poésie numérique" E-Poetry Proceedings (2007) [French translation] "Christopher Funkhouser" poem by David Daniels, featured in his HUMANS project “Irregular Solid: John Cayley’s Cybertextually Engineered Digital Poetry” Entertext 5.3 (2006) "A Vanguard Projected in Motion: Early Kinetic Poetry in Portuguese" Sirena: poesia, arte y critica 2 (2005) [you need to have Project Muse access to read this] arte_y_critica/v2005/2005.2funkhouser.pdf "E-Poetry 2003: An International Festival of Digital Poetry" Hermeneia Research Group (Spain, 2004) Full list of onlline publications