N. Katherine Hayles

Durham , NC
United States
North Carolina US
United States
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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. (Source: http://www.metanexus.net/profile/katherine-hayles)

Critical writing by this author:

Titlesort descending Publication Type Publisher Year
88 Constellations for Wittgenstein Other In Media Res 2012
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
Beyond Literary? Conference panel or roundtable 2010
Chaos Bound: Orderly Disorder in Contemporary Literature and Science Book (monograph) - print Cornell University Press 2018
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
Distributed Cognition at/in Work: Strickland, Lawson Jaramillo, and Ryan's slippingglimpse Article in a print journal Frame: Journal for Literary Studies 2009
Electronic Literature in the 21st Century Conference panel or roundtable 2007
Electronic Literature: New Horizons for the Literary Book (monograph) - print University of Notre Dame Press 2010
Electronic Literature: What is it? Other Electronic Literature Organization 2007
Engineering Cyborg Ideology Article in an online journal Electronic Book Review (ebr)
Engineering Cyborg Ideology
Flickering Connectivities in Shelley Jackson's Patchwork Girl: The Importance of Media-Specific Analysis Article in an online journal Postmodern Culture 2000
Frontiers of Electronic Literature Conference paper or presentation 2012
How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature, and Informatics Book (monograph) - print University of Chicago Press 1999
How We Read: Close, Hyper, Machine Article in a print journal, Conference paper or presentation ADE Bulletin 2010
How We Think: Digital Media and Contemporary Technogenesis Book (monograph) - print Routledge 1997
Hyper and Deep Attention Article in an online journal Modern Language Association (MLA) 2007
Interactive Fiction Article or chapter in a book Routledge 2012
Intermediation: The Pursuit of a Vision Article in a print journal, Article in an online journal New Literary History 2007
Is the Future of Electronic Literature the Future of the Literary? Keynote address 2007


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