N. Katherine Hayles

N. Katherine Hayles

James B. Duke Distinguished 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, N. K. “Cosmology and the Point of (No) Return in "Gravity's Rainbow".” Markham Review, vol. 12, 1983, pp. 73–77.

Hayles, N. Katherine. “The Perils of Theory (Review of Robert Nadeau's "Readings from the New Book on Nature: Physics and Metaphysics in the Modern Novel").” Science, Technology and Human Values, vol. 8, SAGE Publications, 1983, pp. 52–54.

Hayles, N. Katherine. “Making a Virtue of Necessity: Pattern and Freedom in Nabokov's "Ada".” Contemporary Literature, vol. 23, University of Wisconsin Press, 1982, pp. 32–51. Manual, doi:10.2307/1208141. Full Text

Hayles, N. Katherine. “The Ambivalent Approach: D. H. Lawrence and the New Physics.” Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature, vol. 15, no. 3, 1982, pp. 89–108.

Hayles, N. B. “An Imperfect Art: Competing Patterns in More Than Human.” Extrapolation, vol. 22, no. 1, Liverpool University Press, Apr. 1981, pp. 13–24. Crossref, doi:10.3828/extr.1981.22.1.13. Full Text

Hayles, N. Katherine, and Kathryn Rindskoff. “The Shadow of Violence.” Journal of Popular Film and Television, vol. 8, no. 2, 1981, pp. 2–8.

Hayles, N. K., and Kathryn Rindskoff. “Cruising the Shadows.” Psychological Perspectives: A Semiannual Journal of Jungian Thought, vol. 11, 1980, pp. 227–31.

Hayles, N. K. “Sexual Disguise in "Cymbeline".” Modern Language Quarterly, vol. 41, no. 3, 1980, pp. 231–47. Manual, doi:10.1215/00267929-41-3-231. Full Text

Hayles, N. K. “Science Fiction: Contemporary Mythology.” Galileo, Sept. 1978, pp. 90–91.

Hayles, N. K., et al. “The Absence of a Detectable Potential‐Dependence of the Transfer Coefficient in the Cr+3/Cr+2 Reaction.” Journal of the Electrochemical Society, vol. 117, 1970, pp. 477–82.