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. “Virtual Bodies and Flickering Signifiers.” The Feminism and Visual Culture Reader, edited by A. Jones, Routledge, 2003, pp. 497–506.

Hayles, N. K. “Virtual Bodies and Flickering Signifiers.” Visual Culture Reader, edited by N. Mirzoeff, Routledge, 2003, pp. 152–60.

Hayles, N. K. “Escape and Constraint: Three Fictions Dream of Moving from Energy to Information.” From Energy to Information: Representation in Science and Technology, Art, and Literature, edited by Linda Henderson and Bruce Clarke, Stanford University Press, 2002, pp. 235–54.

Hayles, N. K. “Flesh and Metal: Reconfiguring the Mindbody in Virtual Environments.” Singularitäten—Allianzen, Interventions 11, edited by J. Huber, Springer, 2002, pp. 289–304.

Hayles, N. K. “Virtual Bodies and Flickering Signifiers.” Connexions: Art, Reseaux, Media, edited by A. Burgeaud and N. Magnan, École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, 2002, pp. 507–44.

Hayles, N. K. “Chaos as Orderly Disorder: Shifting Ground in Literature and Science.” Twentieth Century Literary Criticism, vol. 90, Gale Publishing Company, 2002.

Hayles, N. K. “Flesh and Metal: Reconfiguring the Mindbody in Virtual Environments.” Semiotic Flesh Information and the Human Body, edited by Phillip Thurtle and Robert Mitchell, Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities, University of Washington, 2002, pp. 52–68.

Hayles, N. K. “Schizoid Android: Cybernetics and the Mid-Sixties Novels of Philip K. Dick.” Revista de Communicação e Linguagens, edited by F. R. Cádima and J. M. Rosa, Reglógio D’Άgua Editores, 2001, pp. 107–42.

Hayles, N. K. “Enlightened Chaos.” Disrupted Patterns: On Chaos and Order in the Enlightenment, edited by Theodore E. D. Braun and John A. McCarthy, Rodopi, 2000, pp. 1–5.

Hayles, N. K. “Making the Cut: The Interplay of Narrative and System, or What System Theory Can't See.” Observing Complexity: Systems Theory and Postmodernity, edited by W. Rasch and C. Wolfe, University of Chicago Press, 2000, pp. 137–62.


Hayles, N. Katherine. “Refiguring the Posthuman.” Comparative Literature Studies, vol. 41, no. 3, Jan. 2004, pp. 311–16. Manual, doi:10.1353/cls.2004.0031. Full Text

Hayles, N. K. “Afterword: The Human in the Posthuman.” Cultural Critique, vol. 53, Dec. 2003, pp. 134–37.

Hayles, N. Katherine. “Translating Media: Why We Should Rethink Textuality.” The Yale Journal of Criticism, vol. 6, no. 3, Jan. 2003, pp. 263–90. Manual, doi:10.1353/yale.2003.0018. Full Text

Hayles, N. K. “Saving the subject: Remediation in house of leaves.” American Literature, vol. 74, no. 4, Dec. 2002, pp. 779–806. Scopus, doi:10.1215/00029831-74-4-779. Full Text

Hayles, N. Katherine. “Deeper into the Machine: Learning to Speak Digital.” Computers and Composition, vol. 19, no. 4, Dec. 2002, pp. 371–86. Manual, doi:10.1016/S8755-4615(02)00140-8. Full Text

Hayles, N. K. “Prognosticating the Present (Review of "Edging into the Future: Science Fiction and Contemporary Cultural Transformation").” Science Fiction Studies, vol. 29, SF-TH, Nov. 2002, pp. 500–03.

Hayles, N. K. “Is Utopia Obsolete?Peace Review, vol. 14, no. 2, 2002, pp. 133–40.

Hayles, N. K. “Flesh and Metal: Reconfiguring the Mindbody in Virtual Environments.” Configurations, vol. 10, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002, pp. 297–320.

Hayles, N. Katherine. “The Complexities of Seriation (null).” Pmla, vol. 117, no. 1, Jan. 2002, pp. 117–21. Manual, doi:10.1632/003081202X63564. Full Text

Hayles, Katherine. “Review of Stefan Helmreich's "Silicon Second Nature".” Artificial Life, vol. 7, no. 4, Oct. 2001, pp. 425–28. Manual, doi:10.1162/106454601317297040. Full Text