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N. Katherine Hayles, James B. Duke Professor Emerita of Literature and Information Science + Studies and Professor Emerita of English

N. Katherine Hayles

Digital Humanities; Electronic Literature; Literature, Science, and Technology; Science Fiction; Critical Theory

Contact Info:
Office Location:  101 Friedl Building, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 684-4127
Email Address: send me a message
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Ph.D.University of Rochester1977
M.A.Michigan State University1970
M.S.California Institute of Technology1969
B.S.Rochester Institute of Technology1966

Modern to Contemporary
Critical Theory
American Literature
Research Interests: Digital Humanities; Electronic LIterature; Literature, Science and Technology; Science Fiction; Critial Theory

Digital Humanities Electronic Literature Literature, Science and Technology Science Fiction Critical Theroy


Artificial Intelligence • Communications Media • Consciousness • Control • Cybernetics • Digital media • Evolution • Human Body • Humanism • Language • Literature • Mass Media • Medicine in Literature • Narration • Science • Technology

Postdocs Mentored

  • Tatiana Rapatzikou Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2012/01-present)  
  • Pierre-Louis Patoine (September 01, 2011 - spring 2012)  
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Hayles, NK, Human and machine cultures of reading: A cognitive-assemblage approach, Pmla, vol. 133 no. 5 (October, 2018), pp. 1225-1242, Modern Language Association (MLA) [doi]
  2. Hayles, NK, The cosmic web: Scientific field models and literary strategies in the twentieth century (January, 2018), pp. 1-208, Cornell University Press, ISBN 9780801492907  [abs]
  3. Hayles, NK, Unthought: The Power of the Cognitive Nonconscious (April, 2017), pp. 272 pages, University of Chicago Press, ISBN 022644791X  [abs]
  4. Hayles, NK, The cognitive nonconscious and the new materialisms, in The New Politics of Materialism: History, Philosophy, Science (January, 2017), pp. 181-199, Routledge, ISBN 9781138240742 [doi]  [abs]
  5. Hayles, NK, Maxing Out the Novel, Novel a Forum on Fiction, vol. 49 no. 3 (November, 2016), pp. 519-522, Duke University Press [doi]

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