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

Hayles, NK. "Performative Code and Figurative Language: Neal Stephenson’s Cryptonomicon." In The Holodeck in the Garden: Science and Technology in Contemporary American Fiction,edited by P Freese and CB Harris, 2-27. New York: Dalkey Archive Press, 2004. (Essay)

James, R. "The Seductions of Cyberspace." In Everyday Theory,edited by B McLaughlin and B Coleman. London: Longman, 2004. (Essay)

Hayles, NK. "Computing the Human (in German) Fuelle der Combination." In Turbulente Körper, soziale Maschinen: Feministische Studien zur Technowissenschaftskultur,edited by J Weber and C Bathr, 99-198. Leske: Oplanden, 2003. (Essay)

Hayles, NK. "Virtual Bodies and Flickering Signifiers." In The Feminism and Visual Culture Reader,edited by A Jones, 497-506. London: Routledge, 2003. (Essay)

Hayles, NK. "Virtual Bodies and Flickering Signifiers." In Visual Culture Reader,edited by N Mirzoeff, 152-160. London & New York: Routledge, 2003. (Essay)

Hayles, NK. "Timely Art: Hybridity in New Cinema and Electronic Poetry." In Future Cinema: The Cinematic Imaginary After Film,edited by J Shaw and P Weibel, 316-321. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2003. (Essay)

Hayles, NK. "Supersensual Chaos and Catherine Richards' "Excitable Tissues"." In Catherine Richards: Excitable Tissues,edited by S Fortin, 9-24. Ottawa: The Ottawa Art Gallery, 2003. (Essay)

Hayles, NK. "Who Is In Control Here? Meditating on Eduardo Kac's Transgenic Art." In The Eighth Day: The Transgenic Art of Eduardo Kac,edited by S Britton and D Collins, 79-86. Tempe, AZ: Institute of Studies in the Arts, Arizona State University, 2003. (Essay)

Hayles, NK. "Computing the Human (in German) Fuelle der Combination." In Cyber, Virtual, and Bio Literature, The New Korean Association of English Language and Literature, 1-25. Pusan, South Korea, 2003. (Essay)

Hayles, NK. "Flesh and Metal: Reconfiguring the Mindbody in Virtual Environments." In Semiotic Flesh Information and the Human Body,edited by P Thurtle and R Mitchell, 52-68. Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities, University of Washington, 2002. (Chapter)


Hayles, NK. "Commentary: The Search for the Human." New Literary History 36, no. 2 (January 2005): 327-333. Full Text

Hayles, NK. "Visiting Wonderland (A Riposte to Diana Lobb's "The Emperor's New Clothes")." Electronic Book Review (December 5, 2004).

Hayles, NK. "Print Is Flat, Code Is Deep: The Importance of Media-Specific Analysis." Poetics Today 25, no. 1 (March 1, 2004): 67-90. Full Text

Hayles, NK. "Refiguring the Posthuman." Comparative Literature Studies 41, no. 3 (January 2004): 311-316. Full Text

Hayles, NK. "Afterword: The Human in the Posthuman." Cultural Critique 53 (December 2003): 134-137.

Hayles, NK. "Translating Media: Why We Should Rethink Textuality." The Yale Journal of Criticism 6, no. 3 (January 2003): 263-290. Full Text

Hayles, NK. "Saving the Subject: Remediation in "House of Leaves"." American Literature 74, no. 4 (December 2002): 779-807. Full Text

Hayles, NK. "Deeper into the Machine: Learning to Speak Digital." Computers and Composition 19, no. 4 (December 2002): 371-386. Full Text