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. “Sexual Disguise in "As You Like It" and "Twelfth Night".” Shakespeare Survey Volume 32: The Middle Comedies, Cambridge University Press, 1979, pp. 63–72.

Hayles, N. K. “Androgyny, Ambivalence, and Assimilation in "The Left Hand of Darkness".” Ursula K. Le Guin, edited by Joseph D. Olander, Taplinger, 1979, pp. 97–115.

Hayles, N. K. “The Time of Digital Poetry: From Object to Event.” New Media Poetics: Contexts, Technotexts, and Theories, edited by Adalaide Morris and Thomas Swiss, MIT Press, pp. 181–210.


HAYLES, N. K. “Virtual Bodies and Flickering Signifiers.” October 66, vol. 66, 1993, pp. 66–92.

HAYLES, N. K. “Trusting the Material (Review of Steve Heims' "The Cybernetics Group").” History of the Human Sciences, vol. 5, no. 2, SAGE Publications, May 1992, pp. 150–54. Manual, doi:10.1177/095269519200500213. Full Text

Hayles, N. Katherine. “The Rip Van Winkle Syndrome (Review of Lorelei Cederstrom's "Fine-Tuning the Feminine Psyche: Jungian Patterns in the Novels of Doris Lessing").” Science Fiction Studies, vol. 19, SF-TH, Mar. 1992, pp. 96–98.

Hayles, N. K. “Gender Encoding in Fluid Mechanics: Masculine Channels and Feminine Flows.” Differences, vol. 4, Duke University Press, 1992, pp. 16–44.

Hayles, N. Katherine. “The Borders of Madness (Response to Jean Baudrillard).” Science Fiction Studies, vol. 18, SF-TH, Nov. 1991, pp. 321–29.

Hayles, N. Katherine. “Constrained Constructivism: Locating Scientific Inquiry in the Theater of Representation.” New Orleans Review, vol. 18, no. 1, 1991, pp. 76–85.

Hayles, N. K. “'Who was Saved?': Families, Snitches, and Recuperation in Pynchon's 'Vineland'.” Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction, vol. 32, no. 2, Dec. 1990, pp. 77–91. Manual, doi:10.1080/00111619.1990.9933801. Full Text

Hayles, N. K. “Designs on the body: Norbert Wiener, cybernetics, and the play of metaphor.” History of the Human Sciences, vol. 3, no. 2, Jan. 1990, pp. 211–28. Scopus, doi:10.1177/095269519000300204. Full Text

Hayles, N. Katherine. “Postmodern Parataxis: Embodied Texts, Weightless Information.” American Literary History, vol. 2, no. 3, Jan. 1990, pp. 394–421. Manual, doi:10.1093/alh/2.3.394. Full Text