N. Katherine Hayles

N. Katherine Hayles

James B. Duke Professor Emerita of Literature

External address: 
101 Friedl Building, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: 
Box 90670, Durham, NC 27708-0670
(919) 684-4127

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


  • 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

Hayles, NK. "Sexual Disguise in "As You Like It" and "Twelfth Night"." Shakespeare Survey Volume 32: The Middle Comedies. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979. 63-72. (Essay)

Hayles, NK. "The Time of Digital Poetry: From Object to Event." New Media Poetics: Contexts, Technotexts, and Theories. Ed. A Morris and T Swiss. Cambridge: MIT Press. 181-210. (Essay)

Hayles, NK. "RFID: Human Agency and Meaning in Information-Intensive Environments (Accepted)." Throughout. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. (Essay)


Hayles, NK. "The Borders of Madness (Response to Jean Baudrillard)." Science Fiction Studies 18 (November 1991): 321-329.

Hayles, NK. "'Who was Saved?': Families, Snitches, and Recuperation in Pynchon's 'Vineland'." Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction 32.2 (December 1990): 77-91. Full Text

Hayles, NK. "Designs on the body: Norbert Wiener, cybernetics, and the play of metaphor." History of the Human Sciences 3.2 (June 1990): 211-228. Full Text

Hayles, NK. "Postmodern Parataxis: Embodied Texts, Weightless Information." American Literary History 2.3 (January 1990): 394-421. Full Text

Hayles, NK. "Designs on the Body: Cybernetics, Norbert Wiener, and the Play of Metaphor." History of the Human Sciences 3 (1990): 212-228.