2014 Annual Edward L. Surtz Lecture presents: Katherine Hayles
Wednesday, October 15th, 2014
Coffey Hall - McCormick Lounge
3:00 - 4:30 PM
Reception to Follow
For more information, contact: Prof. James Knapp at firstname.lastname@example.org / 773-508-2241
N. Katherine Hayles is Professor in the Literature Program at Duke University. She has a background in Chemistry (MS) and English (PhD); she worked as chemical research consultant before shifting fields to English Literature. Her interests include digital humanities; electronic literature; literature, science and technology; science fiction; and critical theory. Hayles is the author of numerous books, including How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature and Informatics (1999), for which she won the Rene Wellek Prize. Hayles has won numerous prestigious awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Rockefeller Residential Fellowship, and two Presidential Research Fellowships from the University of California.