N. Katherine Hayles is a Distinguished Research Professor of English at the University of California, Los Angeles and the James B. Duke Professor of Literature Emerita at Duke University. She has published 8 single-author books, among them one of the first monographs on electronic literature, in addition to 3 edited collections and over 100 peer-reviewed articles. She was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2015, and her work has been recognized by Guggenheim, Rockefeller, and UC Presidential Research Fellowships, along with other awards including an honorary doctorate and election to Academia Europaea. She has been active in the field of electronic literature since 1995, when she directed the first of three NEH Summer Seminars on the topic. She co-curated the first Electronic Literature Collection and currently sponsors the ELO’s Hayles Award for the Best Critical Work on Electronic Literature. In 2018 she was honored to receive the ELO’s Luesebrink Career Achievement Award.
Ryan House is a PhD student of Media, Film, and Digital Studies in the English department at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His research focuses on embodied cognition and co-situated, cooperative play in videogames. He is a member of Serious Play, an interdisciplinary group of graduate students, faculty, and staff who research games, play, and related cultural formations.
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