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Faculty: N. Katherine Hayles  

N. Katherine Hayles
Title: James B. Duke Professor Emerita of Literature and Professor Emerita of English
Office Location: 101 Friedl Building, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: (919) 684-4127
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  • Ph.D., University of Rochester, 1977
  • M.A., Michigan State University, 1970
  • M.S., California Institute of Technology, 1969
  • B.S., Rochester Institute of Technology, 1966

Research Interests:  

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

Recent Publications   (More Publications)


  • Hayles, NK. The cosmic web: Scientific field models and literary strategies in the twentieth century.  Cornell University Press, January, 2018 (1-208 pp.).  [abs]
  • Hayles, NK. Unthought: The Power of the Cognitive Nonconscious.  University of Chicago Press, April, 2017 (272 pages pp.).  [abs]
Articles in a Journal
  • Hayles, NK. "Human and machine cultures of reading: A cognitive-assemblage approach." Pmla 133.5 (October, 2018): 1225-1242. [doi]
  • Hayles, NK. "Maxing Out the Novel." Novel a Forum on Fiction 49.3 (November, 2016): 519-522. [doi]
Articles in a Collection
  • Hayles, NK. "The cognitive nonconscious and the new materialisms." The New Politics of Materialism: History, Philosophy, Science Routledge, January, 2017, 181-199. [doi]  [abs]

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