Literature, technology and society focus of Comparative Lit Luncheon

March 02, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — N. Katherine Hayles, James B. Duke Professor of Literature at Duke University, will present "Computation and Nonconscious Cognition: Implications for Human-Technical Assemblages," at 12:15 p.m. on March 13, in Room 102 of the Kern Building.

N. Katherine Hayles is the James B. Duke Professor of Literature at Duke University. She teaches and writes on the relations of literature, science and technology in the 20th and 21st centuries. Her books include "How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature and Informatics," which won the Rene Wellek Award for the Best Book in Literary Theory, 1998-99, and "Writing Machines," which won the Suzanne Langer Award for Outstanding Scholarship.

Her work has been recognized by a Guggenheim Fellowship, two National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships, a Rockefeller Residential Fellowship at Bellagio, and a Presidential Research Fellowship at the University of California. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of Academia Europaea. Her most recent book, "Unthought: The Power of the Cognitive Nonconscious" will be published from Chicago in March 2017.

This event is a part of the Comparative Literature Luncheon lecture series, a weekly, informal lunchtime gathering of students, faculty and other members of the University community. Each week the event begins at 12:15 p.m. – coffee, tea and light lunch fare are provided. At 12:30 p.m. there will be a presentation, by a visitor or a local speaker, on a topic related to any humanities discipline. All students, faculty, colleagues and friends are welcome. For a full list of Comparative Literature lunches, visit  This event is sponsored by the Department of Comparative Literature and the Center for Global Studies.      

Last Updated March 02, 2017