N. Katherine Hayles

James B. Duke Professor of Literature

External Address: 
101 Friedl Building, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90670, Durham, NC 27708-0670
(919) 684-9319

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

Chaos and Order: Complex Dynamics in Literature and Science. Edited by HK Hayles. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1991. (Collection)

Hayles, NK. Chaos Bound: Orderly Disorder in Contemporary Literature and Science. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1990. (Monograph)

Hayles, NK. The Cosmic Web: Scientific Field Models and Literary Strategies in the Twentieth Century. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1984. (Monograph)


Hayles, K. "Annotations." In The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick,edited by P Jackson, J Lethem, and E David. New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011. (Notes)

Hayles, K. "Mapping Time, Charting Data: The Spatial Aesthetic of Mark Z. Danielewski’s "Only Revolutions"." In Essays on Mark Z. Danielewski,edited by A Gibbons and J Bray,159-177. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2011. (Essay)

Hayles, K. "Complex Temporalities in Living and Technical Beings (Komplexe Zeitstrukturen lebender und technischer Wesen)." In The Technical Condition: Existence and Knowledge in the Technical World (Die Technologische Bedingung: Beiträge zue Beschreibung der technischen Welt),193-228. Berlin: Suhrkamp, 2011. (Essay)

Hayles, NK. "Navigating the Cognisphere: Meditations on Visualization, Memory, Database, and Narrative." In Euphoria Dystopia,edited by S Cook and S Diamond, 72-83. Banff, AB: Banff Centre Press, 2011. (Essay)

Hayles, NK. "What Does It Mean to be Posthuman." In The New Media and Cybercultures Anthology,edited by PK Nayar, 19-28. Chicester, West Sussex, UK, 2010. (Essay)

Hayles, NK. "RFID: Human Agency and Meaning in Information-Intensive Environments." In Beyond the Screen: Transformations of Literary Structures, Interfaces and Genres,edited by J Schaefer and P Gendolla, 95-122. Bielefeld, Germany: Transcript Verlag, 2010. (Essay)

Hayles, NK. "Traumas of Code." In Digital and Other Virtualities: Renegotiating the Image,edited by A Bryant and G Pollock, 23-41. London: I.B. Truis, 2010. (Essay)

Hayles, K. "Cybernetics." In Critical Terms for Media Studies,edited by WJT Mitchell and MBN Hansen,145-156. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010. (Essay)

Hayles, K. "The Materiality of Informatics: Audiotape and Its Cultural Niche." In The Design Culture Reader,edited by B Highmore,317-327. Routledge, 2008. (Essay)

Hayles, K. "Distributed Cognition at/in Work: Strickland, Lawson Jaramillo, and Ryan’s "slippingglimpse"." In Literary Art in Digital Performance,edited by F Ricardo,38-47. London: Continuum Books, 2008. (Essay)


Hayles, NK. "Stanisław Lem's "Summa Technologiae": Mirror text to "The Cyberiad"." Science-Fiction Studies 40, no. 3 (November 2013): 417-427. Full Text

Hayles, NK. "Review of Braden R. Allenby and Daniel Sarewitz's "The Techno-Human Condition"." Technology and Culture 53, no. 4 (October 2012): 920-921. (Review)

Hayles, NK. "Remixed Up (Review of Mark Amerika's "Remix the Book" and Alex Goody's "Technology, Literature and Culture")." TLS - The Times Literary Supplement, no. 5698 (June 15, 2012): 22-. (Review)

Hayles, K. "Tech-TOC: Complex Temporalities in Living and Technical Beings." Electronic Book Review (2012).

Hayles, K. "Material Entanglements: Steven Hall’s "The Raw Shark Texts" as Slipstream Novel." Science-Fiction Studies 38, no. 1 (2011): 115-133.

Piper, A, and Hayles, NK. "'How We Became Posthuman': Ten Years On (An Interview with N. Katherine Hayles)." Paragraph: a journal of modern critical theory 33, no. 3 (November 2010): 318-330. (Interview) Full Text Open Access Copy

Hayles, K. "How We Read: Close, Hyper, Machine." ADE Bulletin 150 (2010): 62-79.