Comparative Literature Luncheon to feature lecture by N. Katherine Hayles Nov. 6

November 02, 2017

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — N. Katherine Hayles, James B. Duke Professor of Literature at Duke University, will present “The Postprint Production of The Silent Story: Entwining Media and Human Obsolescence” at 12:15 p.m. Nov. 6 in 102 Kern Building on Penn State’s University Park campus.

Hayles teaches and writes on the relations of literature, science and technology in the 20th and 21st centuries. Her books have won numerous awards, including the Rene Wellek Prize for the Best Book in Literary Theory in 1998-99 for “How We Became Posthuman:  Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature, and Informatics,” and the Suzanne Langer Award for Outstanding Scholarship for “Writing Machines.”   Hayles teaches courses on experimental fiction, literary and cultural theory, finance capital and culture, science fiction, and contemporary American fiction.  Her latest book is “Unthought: The Power of the Cognitive Nonconscious.”

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 November 02, 2017