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N. Katherine Hayles, James B. Duke Distinguished 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, Three species challenges: Toward a general ecology of cognitive assemblages, in The Ethos of Digital Environments: Technology, Literary Theory and Philosophy (May, 2021), pp. 27-45, ISBN 9780367643270
  2. Hayles, NK, Novel corona: Posthuman virus, Critical Inquiry, vol. 47 no. S2 (January, 2021), pp. S68-S72 [doi]
  3. Hayles, NK, Textual and real-life spaces: expanding theoretical frameworks, Studia Neophilologica, vol. 93 no. 2 (January, 2021), pp. 125-135 [doi]  [abs]
  4. Hayles, NK, Morphing Intelligence: From IQ Measurement to Artificial Brains., Critical Inquiry, vol. 46 no. 3 (March, 2020), pp. 706-707, UNIV CHICAGO PRESS
  5. Hayles, NK, Can computers create meanings? A cyber/bio/semiotic perspective, Critical Inquiry, vol. 46 no. 1 (September, 2019), pp. 32-55, University of Chicago Press [doi]

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