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. "The Time of Digital Poetry: From Object to Event." In New Media Poetics: Contexts, Technotexts, and Theories,edited by A Morris and T Swiss, 181-210. Cambridge: MIT Press. (Essay)

Hayles, NK. "RFID: Human Agency and Meaning in Information-Intensive Environments (Accepted)." In Throughout. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. (Essay)


Hayles, NK. "The Borders of Madness (Response to Jean Baudrillard)." Science Fiction Studies 18 (November 1991): 321-329.

Hayles, NK. "'Who was Saved?': Families, Snitches, and Recuperation in Pynchon's 'Vineland'." Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction 32, no. 2 (December 1990): 77-91. Full Text

Hayles, NK. "Designs on the body: Norbert Wiener, cybernetics, and the play of metaphor." History of the Human Sciences 3, no. 2 (June 1990): 211-228. Full Text

Hayles, NK. "Postmodern Parataxis: Embodied Texts, Weightless Information." American Literary History 2, no. 3 (January 1990): 394-421. Full Text

Hayles, NK. "Designs on the Body: Cybernetics, Norbert Wiener, and the Play of Metaphor." History of the Human Sciences 3 (1990): 212-228.

Hayles, NK. "Chaos as Orderly Disorder: Shifting Ground in Literature and Science." New Literary History 20, no. 2 (1989): 305-322. Full Text