Short CV/Education and training

  • 1984
    Abitur (A-levels)

  • 1984 – 1985
    Studied general and comparative literature, Romance studies and philosophy at Bielefeld University, Germany

  • 1985 – 1991
    Studied recent German literature, Romance studies and philosophy at the University of Konstanz, Germany

  • 1987 – 1988
    Studied abroad in the Department of Philosophy, Sorbonne I, Paris, France

  • 1992 – 1995
    Fellowship within the Research Training Group "Theory of literature and communication", University of Konstanz

  • 1996
    PhD in the field of recent German literature, University of Konstanz

  • 1996 – 1999
    Research associate in Collaborative Research Centre 511: Anthropology and Literature, research project: The anthropology of war. Literature and Humanities 1914-1939, University of Konstanz

  • 1999 – 2005
    Lecturer in the Department of Western European Literatures, Faculty of Cultural Studies, European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Germany

    Coordinator of the Research Training Group "Rhetoric – Representation – Knowledge", Faculty of Cultural Studies, European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder)

  • 2001 – 2002
    "Secret et Trahison", guest lecture at the Collège International de Philosophie, Paris

  • 2002 – 2003
    Feodor Lynen research fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the German Department, New York University, New York, USA

  • 2004
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) in the Faculty of Cultural Studies, European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) venia legendi (authorisation to teach) in German philology and comparative literature

  • 2005 – 2009
    Professor in the German Department, University of Basel, Switzerland

  • Since 2009
    Full professor in the Department of German, University of Vienna, Austria

Selected publications

  • Horn, E.: Der geheime Krieg. Verrat, Spionage und moderne Fiktion, Frankfurt/M.: Fischer Taschenbuch 2007; English translation, Northwestern University Press 2012.

  • Horn, E.: Trauer schreiben. Die Toten im Text der Goethezeit. Munich: Fink 1998.

  • Horn, E., Gisi, L. (eds.): Schwärme – Kollektive ohne Zentrum. Eine Wissensgeschichte zwischen Leben und Information. Bielefeld: Transcript 2009.

  • Horn, E.: Dark Powers. Conspiracies in History and Fiction, guest ed. Eva Horn, New German Critique, Special Issue, Nr. 103, February 2008.

  • Horn, E.: Grey Room, Special Issue: New German Media Theory, guest ed. Eva Horn, vol. 29, October 2007.

  • Horn, E.: Die Macht, die sich verschwört. Machiavelli – Shakespeare – Schiller. In: Bergengruen, M., Borgards, R. (eds.): Bann der Gewalten. Göttingen: Wallstein 2009, pp. 140-172.

  • Horn, E.: Literatur "oder: Gibt es Gesellschaft im Text". In: Reckwitz, A., Möbius, S. (eds.): Poststrukturalistische Sozialwissenschaften. Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp 2008, pp. 363-381.

  • Horn, E.: "Sterbt, aber lernt." Thanatopolitik in Brechts Lehrstücken. In: Hebekus, U., Stöckmann, I. (eds.): Das Totalitäre der Klassischen Moderne. Politische Souveränität der Literatur 1900-1933. Munich: Fink 2008, pp. 311-336.

Selected projects

  • Looking ahead: Modelling of the future in science and fiction. Published by Fischer, to appear in 2012

  • "Leaders and founders. Narratives of ascendency and community building", in the EXC 16 Excellence Cluster: Cultural bases of integration, University of Konstanz, Germany, 2008 – 2009

  • "Narrating Charisma", research unit proposed to the Austrian Science Fund (FWF)

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the Junge Akademie (academy of young scientists), Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, Leipzig, Germany, 2001 – 2006

Membership in juries/advisory boards:

  • Cicero speaker's prize

  • Advisory board of ilinx. Berlin Beiträge zur Kulturwissenschaft (Berlin contributions to cultural studies)

  • Advisory board of Behemoth. A Journal on Civilization

Additional qualifications

  • Stage adaptation of Die Wahlverwandtschaften (Elective Affinities) for the city theatre of Konstanz, Germany, 1999

  • Voluntary service at the publishing houses Éditions DeuxtempsTierce, Paris, France; Éditions Autrement, Paris; Les Belles Lettres, Paris; editorial assistant at Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag, Frankfurt, Germany, 1990 – 1993

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • Experience in mentoring programmes


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