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Christopher Funkhouser

Poet, scholar, and multimedia artist Christopher Funkhouser is a leading researcher in the developing genre of digital poetry. In 2009, the Associated Press commissioned him to prepare digital poems for the occasion of Barack Obama’s inauguration. He is author of a major documentary study, Prehistoric Digital Poetry: An Archaeology of Forms, 1959-1995, published in the Modern and Contemporary Poetics Series at University of Alabama Press (2007). An eBook (CD-ROM), Selections 2.0, was issued by the Faculty of Creative Multimedia at Multimedia University (2006). He is a member of the scientific review committee of the digital literature journal regards croisés, based at Université Paris 8, and has produced and edited many publications online and in-print, including an early Internet-based poetry magazine, (We 17, 1993), and the first literary journal on CD-ROM in the United States (The Little Magazine, Vol. 21, 1995). Since 1986 he has been an editor with We Press, with whom he has produced poetry in a variety of media. He is an Associate Professor in the Humanities Department at New Jersey Institute of Technology. In 2006 he was a Visiting Fulbright Scholar at Multimedia University in Cyberjaya, Malaysia, and in 2007 he was on the faculty of the summer writing program at Naropa University.

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Courses Taught

fall 2010

ENGL 124.301 Digital Poetry