N. Katherine Hayles

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Durham , NC
United States
North Carolina US
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United States
US
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1943
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Katherine Hayles is Distinguished Professor of English and media studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research interests concern topics related to literature and science in the 20th and 21st century; 20th and 21st century American fiction; electronic textuality, hypertext fiction and theory; science fiction; literary theory; and media theory. With degrees in both chemistry and English literature, Hayles is one of the foremost scholars of the relationship between literature and science in the late twentieth century. She is the author six books, including How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature and Informatics (1999), which won the Rene Wellek Prize for the Best Book in Literary Theory for 1998-1999; and Writing Machines (2001), which won the Suzanne Langer Award for Outstanding Scholarship. Her most recent book is Electronic Literature: New Horizons for the Literary (2007). The winner of numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, two NEH Fellowships, a Rockefeller Residential Fellowship at Bellagio, and a fellowship at the National Humanities Center, Hayles is currently working on study of narrative and database.

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Critical writing by this author:

Title Publication Type Publisher Yearsort descending
Engineering Cyborg Ideology Article in an online journal Electronic Book Review (ebr)
Engineering Cyborg Ideology
Chaos Bound: Orderly Disorder in Contemporary Literature and Science Book (monograph) Cornell University Press 1990
How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature, and Informatics Book (monograph) University of Chicago Press 1999
Flickering Connectivities in Shelley Jackson's Patchwork Girl: The Importance of Media-Specific Analysis Article in an online journal Postmodern Culture 2000
Open-work: Dining at the Interstices Article in an online journal Riding the Meridian 2000
The Transformation of Narrative and the Materiality of Hypertext Article in a print journal, Article in an online journal Narrative 2001
Technotexuality: An Interview with N. Katherine Hayles and Anne Burdick Interview The MIT Press 2002
Writing Machines Book (monograph) The MIT Press 2002
Deeper into the Machine: The Future of Electronic Literature Article in an online journal, Article or chapter in a book, Keynote address Electronic Literature Organization, Culture Machine 2002
Materiality Has Always Been In Play Interview The Iowa Review Web 2002
Print Is Flat, Code Is Deep: Rethinking Signification in New Media Article in a print journal, Keynote address Poetics Today 2004
Attacking the Borg of Corporate Knowledge Work: The Achievement of Alan Liu's The Laws of Cool Article in a print journal, Article in an online journal Criticism: A Quarterly for Literature and the Arts 2005
Metaphoric Networks in Lexia to Perplexia Article in an online journal Electronic Book Review (ebr) 2005
My Mother Was a Computer: Digital Subjects and Literary Texts Book (monograph) University of Chicago Press 2005
The Time of Digital Poetry: From Object to Event Article or chapter in a book The MIT Press 2006
Electronic Literature: What is it? Other Electronic Literature Organization 2007
Is the Future of Electronic Literature the Future of the Literary? Keynote address 2007
Electronic Literature in the 21st Century Conference panel or roundtable 2007
Hyper and Deep Attention Article in an online journal Modern Language Association (MLA) 2007

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