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. “Designs on the Body: Cybernetics, Norbert Wiener, and the Play of Metaphor.” History of the Human Sciences, vol. 3, SAGE Publications, 1990, pp. 212–28.

Hayles, N. Katherine. “Chaos as Orderly Disorder: Shifting Ground in Literature and Science.” New Literary History, vol. 20, no. 2, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989, pp. 305–22. Manual, doi:10.2307/469103. Full Text

Hayles, N. Katherine. “Two Voices, One Channel: Equivocation in Michel Serres.” Substance, vol. 57, 1988, pp. 3–12.

Hayles, N. K. “Text Out of Context: Situating Postmodernism in an Information Society.” Discourse, vol. 9, 1987, pp. 24–36.

Hayles, N. Katherine. “Space for Writing: Stanislaw Lem and the Dialectic 'That Guides My Pen'.” Science Fiction Studies, vol. 13, SF-TH, Nov. 1986, pp. 292–312.

Hayles, N. Katherine. “Anger in Different Voices: Carol Gilligan and "The Mill on the Floss".” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, vol. 12, no. 1, Jan. 1986, pp. 23–39. Manual, doi:10.1086/494295. Full Text

Hayles, N. K., and Mary Eiser. “Coloring "Gravity's Rainbow".” Pynchon Notes, vol. 16, 1985, pp. 3–24.

Hayles, N. K. “Women, Literature, and a Small-Town Library.” Show Me Libraries, vol. 36, 1985, pp. 15–18.

Hayles, N. Katherine. “The Nature of Women (Review of Linda Woodbridge's "Women and the English Renaissance").” Modern Language Quarterly, vol. 46, no. 3–4, Duke University Press, 1985, pp. 378–80.