Eva Horn is a professor of Modern Literature and Cultural Studies at the University of Vienna, Austria. She studied literature and philosophy in Germany and France. She taught at several universities in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and the US. Her research interests are political secrecy and conspiracy theory in modern fiction, disaster imagination in literature and art. Currently she is working on a cultural theory of climate. Besides numerous publications in German, she is the author of The Secret War. Treason, Espionnage, and Modern Fiction (Northwestern University Press, 2013), and The Future as Catastrophe (Columbia University Press, forthcoming 2018).