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Funkhouser, Christopher T.

Contact Info
Title: Program Director, Communication and Media
Email: christopher.t.funkhouser@njit.edu
Office: 425 Cullimore
Phone: 973-596-6335
Dept: Humanities and Social Sci.
Webpage: http://web.njit.edu/~funkhous

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 I Teach

CYBERTEXT
COMPOSING DOCUMNTS FOR WEB
CO-OP WORK EXPERIENCE I
CO-OP WORK EXPERIENCE II
SR PRJCT COMM & MEDIA
INDEPENDENT STUDY

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 http://web.njit.edu/~funkhous/index.html


Selected Online Publications

"Le(s) Mange texte(s) : Creative Cannibalism and Digital Poetry"E-Poetry Proceedings (2007) http://www.epoetry2007.net/english/papers/funkhouseruk.pdf

"Electronic Literature circa WWW (and Before)"Electronic Book Review (2007) http://www.electronicbookreview.com/thread/electropoetics/collected

"Augusto de Campos, Digital Poetry, and the Anthropophagic Imperative"Ciberletras (2007) http://www.lehman.cuny.edu/faculty/guinazu/ciberletras/v17/funkhauser.htm

"Le(s) Mange texte(s) : création cannibale et poésie numérique"E-Poetry Proceedings (2007) [French translation]http://www.epoetry2007.net/french/articles/funkhouser-fr.pdf

"Christopher Funkhouser"poem by David Daniels, featured in his HUMANS projecthttp://www.thegatesofparadise.com/humans.htm

“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]http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/sirena_poesia_ arte_y_critica/v2005/2005.2funkhouser.pdf

"E-Poetry 2003: An International Festival of Digital Poetry"Hermeneia Research Group (Spain, 2004)http://www.uoc.edu/in3/hermeneia/sala_de_premsa/E_Poetry_2003.pdf

Full list of onlline publications