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N. Katherine Hayles

James B. Duke Distinguished Professor Emerita of Literature
Literature
Box 90670, Durham, NC 27708-0670
101 Friedl Building, Durham, NC 27708

Selected Publications


Good technology is biophilic

Chapter · January 25, 2024 The star of science and technology studies and author of How We Became Posthuman and My Mother Was a Computer, it seemed very unlikely that the eminent N. Katherine Hayles would accept to be on The Good Robot. As youüll see from the references to her throu ... Cite

Subversion of the Human Aura: A Crisis in Representation

Journal Article American Literature · June 1, 2023 The human aura is now being subverted by a variety of simulacra. OpenAI’s language-generation program GPT-3 illustrates the challenges of interpreting algorithmic-generated texts. This article advocates interpretive strategies that recognize the profound d ... Full text Cite

Literary Cybernetics: The Point (of the Spear)

Journal Article New Literary History · March 1, 2023 Full text Cite

APPROXIMATING ALGORITHMS: FROM DISCRIMINATING DATA TO TALKING WITH AN AI

Journal Article History and Theory · December 1, 2022 Wendy Hui Kyong Chun's Discriminating Data: Correlation, Neighborhoods, and the New Politics of Recognition offers important tools to understand and, more importantly, transform the algorithms perpetuating and intensifying discrimination in North American ... Full text Cite

Ethics for cognitive assemblages: Who's in charge here?

Chapter · November 28, 2022 Most of the world's work in developed countries is now done through cognitive assemblages, collectivities comprised of humans, nonhumans, and computational media in which cognition, agency, and intentionality are distributed among many actors and agents. Y ... Full text Cite

Creativity and Nonconscious Cognition: A Conversation with Mary Zournazi and N. Katherine Hayles

Journal Article Critical Studies in Teaching and Learning · September 30, 2022 In this conversation, Mary Zournazi and N. Katherine Hayles explore some of the key elements around co-evolutionary functions of human and nonhuman modes of cognition. Drawing on the wealth of N. Katherine Hayles’ work on these issues over the last thirty ... Full text Cite

Microbiomimesis: Bacteria, our cognitive collaborators

Journal Article Critical Inquiry · June 1, 2021 Full text Open Access Cite

Novel corona: Posthuman virus

Journal Article Critical Inquiry · January 1, 2021 Full text Cite

Textual and real-life spaces: expanding theoretical frameworks

Journal Article Studia Neophilologica · January 1, 2021 Although spatial issues are remain hotly contested, text-based humanities lack robust frameworks to connect spatiality in texts with real-life spaces.  This issue’s essays help to remedy this situation by providing frameworks, exemplars and models for maki ... Full text Cite

Can computers create meanings? A cyber/bio/semiotic perspective

Journal Article Critical Inquiry · September 1, 2019 Full text Cite

Intermediation: The pursuit of a vision

Journal Article Methis · January 1, 2019 Full text Cite

Plain Text: The Poetics of Computation

Journal Article CRITICAL INQUIRY · June 1, 2018 Link to item Cite

Unthought: The Power of the Cognitive Nonconscious

Book · April 5, 2017 N. Katherine Hayles is known for breaking new ground at the intersection of the sciences and the humanities. In Unthought, she once again bridges disciplines by revealing how we think without thinking—how we use cognitive processes that are inaccessible to ... Link to item Cite

The cognitive nonconscious and the new materialisms

Chapter · January 1, 2017 Among the promising developments for reassessing the traditional humanist subject are the new materialisms. Their diversity notwithstanding, the theoretical frameworks proceeding under this banner generally argue for a similar set of propositions. Chief am ... Full text Cite

Foreword: Why #WomenTechLit?

Book · January 1, 2017 Cite

Foreword: Why #WomenTechLit?

Book · January 1, 2017 Cite

Good technology is biophilic

Chapter · January 25, 2024 The star of science and technology studies and author of How We Became Posthuman and My Mother Was a Computer, it seemed very unlikely that the eminent N. Katherine Hayles would accept to be on The Good Robot. As youüll see from the references to her throu ... Cite

Subversion of the Human Aura: A Crisis in Representation

Journal Article American Literature · June 1, 2023 The human aura is now being subverted by a variety of simulacra. OpenAI’s language-generation program GPT-3 illustrates the challenges of interpreting algorithmic-generated texts. This article advocates interpretive strategies that recognize the profound d ... Full text Cite

Literary Cybernetics: The Point (of the Spear)

Journal Article New Literary History · March 1, 2023 Full text Cite

APPROXIMATING ALGORITHMS: FROM DISCRIMINATING DATA TO TALKING WITH AN AI

Journal Article History and Theory · December 1, 2022 Wendy Hui Kyong Chun's Discriminating Data: Correlation, Neighborhoods, and the New Politics of Recognition offers important tools to understand and, more importantly, transform the algorithms perpetuating and intensifying discrimination in North American ... Full text Cite

Ethics for cognitive assemblages: Who's in charge here?

Chapter · November 28, 2022 Most of the world's work in developed countries is now done through cognitive assemblages, collectivities comprised of humans, nonhumans, and computational media in which cognition, agency, and intentionality are distributed among many actors and agents. Y ... Full text Cite

Creativity and Nonconscious Cognition: A Conversation with Mary Zournazi and N. Katherine Hayles

Journal Article Critical Studies in Teaching and Learning · September 30, 2022 In this conversation, Mary Zournazi and N. Katherine Hayles explore some of the key elements around co-evolutionary functions of human and nonhuman modes of cognition. Drawing on the wealth of N. Katherine Hayles’ work on these issues over the last thirty ... Full text Cite

Microbiomimesis: Bacteria, our cognitive collaborators

Journal Article Critical Inquiry · June 1, 2021 Full text Open Access Cite

Novel corona: Posthuman virus

Journal Article Critical Inquiry · January 1, 2021 Full text Cite

Textual and real-life spaces: expanding theoretical frameworks

Journal Article Studia Neophilologica · January 1, 2021 Although spatial issues are remain hotly contested, text-based humanities lack robust frameworks to connect spatiality in texts with real-life spaces.  This issue’s essays help to remedy this situation by providing frameworks, exemplars and models for maki ... Full text Cite

Can computers create meanings? A cyber/bio/semiotic perspective

Journal Article Critical Inquiry · September 1, 2019 Full text Cite

Intermediation: The pursuit of a vision

Journal Article Methis · January 1, 2019 Full text Cite

Plain Text: The Poetics of Computation

Journal Article CRITICAL INQUIRY · June 1, 2018 Link to item Cite

Unthought: The Power of the Cognitive Nonconscious

Book · April 5, 2017 N. Katherine Hayles is known for breaking new ground at the intersection of the sciences and the humanities. In Unthought, she once again bridges disciplines by revealing how we think without thinking—how we use cognitive processes that are inaccessible to ... Link to item Cite

The cognitive nonconscious and the new materialisms

Chapter · January 1, 2017 Among the promising developments for reassessing the traditional humanist subject are the new materialisms. Their diversity notwithstanding, the theoretical frameworks proceeding under this banner generally argue for a similar set of propositions. Chief am ... Full text Cite

Foreword: Why #WomenTechLit?

Book · January 1, 2017 Cite

Foreword: Why #WomenTechLit?

Book · January 1, 2017 Cite

Maxing Out the Novel

Journal Article Novel · November 1, 2016 Full text Cite

Cognitive assemblages: Technical agency and human interactions

Journal Article Critical Inquiry · September 1, 2016 Full text Cite

The cognitive nonconscious: Enlarging the mind of the humanities

Journal Article Critical Inquiry · June 1, 2016 Full text Cite

The affectual distinctiveness of big books

Journal Article American Book Review · January 1, 2016 Full text Cite

Foreword

Book · December 22, 2015 Full text Cite

Brain imaging and the epistemology of vision: Daniel Suarez's daemon and freedom

Journal Article MFS - Modern Fiction Studies · June 1, 2015 Full text Cite

The Black Hole of Quantum Theory

Journal Article Novel · May 1, 2015 Full text Cite

FOREWORD

Book · January 1, 2015 Cite

Speculative Aesthetics and Object Oriented Inquiry (OOI)

Journal Article Speculations: A Journal of Speculative Realism · 2014 Featured Publication Cite

Speculation: Financial Games and Derivative Worlding in a Transmedia Era

Journal Article Critical Inquiry · 2014 Featured Publication Cite

Stanisław Lem's "Summa Technologiae": Mirror text to "The Cyberiad"

Journal Article Science-Fiction Studies · November 2013 Featured Publication Full text Cite

Bookrolls as media

Chapter · January 1, 2013 Cite

Interactive Fiction

Chapter · 2012 Cite

Tech-TOC: Complex Temporalities in Living and Technical Beings

Journal Article Electronic Book Review · 2012 Cite

Annotations

Chapter · 2011 Cite

'How We Became Posthuman': Ten Years On (An Interview with N. Katherine Hayles)

Journal Article Paragraph: a journal of modern critical theory · November 2010 Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

How We Read: Close, Hyper, Machine

Journal Article ADE Bulletin · 2010 Cite

Cybernetics

Chapter · 2010 Cite

Traumas of Code

Chapter · 2010 Cite

Electronic Literature: What Is It?

Journal Article Text@Media · 2010 Korean translation by Jiycon Kim ... Cite

Narrating Consciousness

Journal Article History of the Human Sciences · 2010 Cite

After Shocks: Posthuman Ambivalence

Journal Article Postmedieval: A Journal of Medieval Cultural Studies · 2010 Full text Cite

RFID: Human Agency and Meaning in Information-Intensive Environments

Journal Article Theory, Culture and Society · 2009 Cite

Waking up to the surveillance society

Journal Article Surveillance and Society · January 1, 2009 In February 2009 the House of Lords Constitutional Committee in the United Kingdom published the report Surveillance: Citizens and the State. Some have hailed this as a landmark document. The following is one of four commentaries that the editors of Survei ... Full text Cite

Sleepwalking into the Surveillance Society

Journal Article Surveillance and Society · 2009 Cite

RFID: Human Agency and Meaning in Information-Intensive Environments

Journal Article Theory, Culture and Society: Explorations in Critical Social Science · 2009 Cite

Intermediation: The Pursuit of a Vision

Journal Article New Literary History · January 2007 Full text Cite

Unfinished Work: From Cyborg to Cognisphere

Journal Article Theory, Culture & Society · December 1, 2006 Full text Cite

Traumas of Code

Journal Article Critical Inquiry · September 2006 Full text Cite

Afterword

Chapter · 2006 Cite

Is It Literature—or Art?

Other Second Natures · 2006 Exhibition catalogue for exhibit of the same name. ... Cite

Narrating Bits: Encounters between Humans and Intelligent Machines

Journal Article Comparative Critical Studies · June 2005 Full text Cite

Commentary: The Search for the Human

Journal Article New Literary History · January 2005 Full text Cite

Visiting Wonderland (A Riposte to Diana Lobb's "The Emperor's New Clothes")

Journal Article Electronic Book Review · December 5, 2004 Link to item Cite

Cybernetic Readings

Journal Article Comparative Literature Studies · 2004 Guest editor and author of introduction. ... Cite

Refiguring the Posthuman

Journal Article Comparative Literature Studies · January 2004 Full text Cite

Afterword: The Human in the Posthuman

Journal Article Cultural Critique · December 2003 Cite

Foreword

Chapter · 2003 Cite

Beyond Productivity: Information, Innovation, and Creativity

Report · 2003 Edited by William J. Mitchell, Alan S. Inouye and Marjory S. Blumenthal. ... Cite

Translating Media: Why We Should Rethink Textuality

Journal Article The Yale Journal of Criticism · January 2003 Full text Cite

Saving the Subject: Remediation in "House of Leaves"

Journal Article American Literature · December 2002 Full text Link to item Cite

Deeper into the Machine: Learning to Speak Digital

Journal Article Computers and Composition · December 2002 Full text Cite

Writing Machines

Book · 2002 Cite

Is Utopia Obsolete?

Journal Article Peace Review · 2002 Cite

Deeper into the Machine: Learning to Speak Digital

Conference State of the Arts: The Proceedings of the Electronic Literature Organization’s 2002 State of the Arts Symposium · 2002 Cite

Virtual Bodies and Flickering Signifiers

Chapter · 2002 French translation ... Cite

The Complexities of Seriation

Journal Article PMLA · January 2002 Full text Cite

Review of Stefan Helmreich's "Silicon Second Nature"

Journal Article Artificial Life · October 2001 Full text Cite

Metaphoric Networks in Lexia to Perplexia

Journal Article Digital Creativity · 2001 Cite

Metaphoric Networks in "Lexia to Perplexia"

Journal Article Electronic Art and Animation Catalog · 2001 Full text Cite

Adam Ross: Paranoid Utopias

Journal Article Art/Text · 2000 Cite

Enlightened Chaos

Chapter · 2000 Cite

Visualizing the Posthuman

Journal Article Art Journal · 2000 Cite

The Invention of Copyright and the Birth of Monsters: Flickering Connectivities in Shelley Jackson's "Patchwork Girl"

Journal Article Postmodern Culture: An Electronic Journal of Interdisciplinary Criticism · January 2000 Link to item Cite

Auto-Projection: Fuchs' Evolutionary Tale

Other · December 1999 Exhibition catalogue ... Cite

The Illusion of Autonomy and the Fact of Recursivity: Virtual Ecologies, Entertainment, and "Infinite Jest"

Journal Article New Literary History: A Journal of Theory and Interpretation · 1999 Link to item Cite

Hot List: N. Katherine Hayles on Byte Lit

Journal Article Artforum International · 1998 Cite

Technocriticism and Hypernarrative

Journal Article Modern Fiction Studies · 1997 Guest edited with introduction and article. ... Cite

Situating Narrative in an Ecology of New Media

Journal Article Modern Fiction Studies · 1997 Full text Link to item Cite

Why Literature and Science?

Journal Article American Book Review · 1997 Link to item Cite

Hypertext "Hamlet"

Journal Article Humanities · 1995 Cite

Boundary Work with a Vengeance

Journal Article Arachne · 1995 Link to item Cite

Making the Cut: The Interplay of Narrative and System, or What System Theory Can't See

Journal Article Cultural Critique: An International Journal of Cultural Studies · 1995 Full text Link to item Cite

Review of Ronald Schleifer, Robert Con Davis, and Nancy Mergler's "Culture and Cognition: The Boundaries of Literary Scientific Inquiry"

Journal Article Isis: An International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences · December 1994 Full text Link to item Cite

Boundary Disputes: Homeostasis, Reflexivity, and the Foundations of Cybernetics

Journal Article Configurations: A Journal of Literature, Science and Technology · 1994 Cite

The Embodiment of Meaning (Response to Herbert Simon)

Journal Article Stanford Humanities Review · 1994 Cite

Particles and Paste (Review of Kathryn Hume's "Calvino's Fictions: Cogito Cosmos")

Journal Article London Times Higher Education Supplement · April 30, 1993 Cite

Chaotics: Culture and Chaos

Journal Article Louisiana Revy · February 1993 Cite

The Materiality of Informatics

Journal Article Configurations: A Journal of Literature, Science and Technology · 1993 Cite

Virtual Bodies and Flickering Signifiers

Journal Article October 66 · 1993 Link to item Cite

The Borders of Madness (Response to Jean Baudrillard)

Journal Article Science Fiction Studies · November 1991 Link to item Cite

'Who was Saved?': Families, Snitches, and Recuperation in Pynchon's 'Vineland'

Journal Article Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction · December 1990 Full text Cite

Literature and Science

Chapter · 1990 Cite

Designs on the Body: Cybernetics, Norbert Wiener, and the Play of Metaphor

Journal Article History of the Human Sciences · 1990 Cite

Designs on the body: Norbert Wiener, cybernetics, and the play of metaphor

Journal Article History of the Human Sciences · January 1, 1990 Full text Cite

Postmodern Parataxis: Embodied Texts, Weightless Information

Journal Article American Literary History · January 1990 Full text Cite

Space for Writing: Stanislaw Lem and the Dialectic 'That Guides My Pen'

Journal Article Science Fiction Studies · November 1986 Link to item Cite

Anger in Different Voices: Carol Gilligan and "The Mill on the Floss"

Journal Article Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society · January 1986 Full text Cite

Coloring "Gravity's Rainbow"

Journal Article Pynchon Notes · 1985 Cite

Women, Literature, and a Small-Town Library

Journal Article Show-Me Libraries · 1985 Cite

The Ambivalent Approach: D. H. Lawrence and the New Physics

Journal Article Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature · 1982 Link to item Cite

The Shadow of Violence

Journal Article Journal of Popular Film and Television · 1981 Link to item Cite

Cruising the Shadows

Journal Article Psychological Perspectives: A Semiannual Journal of Jungian Thought · 1980 Cite

Sexual Disguise in "Cymbeline"

Journal Article Modern Language Quarterly · 1980 Full text Cite

Science Fiction: Contemporary Mythology

Journal Article Galileo · September 1978 Cite

Schizoid Android: Cybernetics and the Mid-Sixties Novels of Philip K. Dick

Journal Article Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts Cite