Anastasia KostetskayaAssociate Professor & Chair of Russian

Anastasia Kostetskaya

Conceptual metaphor, Iconicity, Childhood in Eastern Europe and Russia, Children and war
Office: Moore Hall  457 | Phone: (808) 956-4181

Anastasia Kostetskaya is an Associate Professor of Russian at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa. She holds a PhD in Theory of Language and a BA/MA in Teaching English and German as Foreign Languages from Volgograd State Pedagogical University, Russia, and another PhD in Russian Literature and Culture from the Ohio State University. She teaches Russian language, literature and culture courses including “Russia: between Europe and Asia,” “Russia: Faces of Asia,” and “100 Years of Russian Film.”

Together with Balina, M. and L. Rudova, she is a co-editor of Historical, Literary, and Cultural Transformations of Russian Childhood (Routledge, 2022); she is the author of Russian Symbolism in Search of Transcendental Liquescence: Iconizing Emotion by Blending Time, Media, and the Senses (Lexington Books, 2019); together with T. Ivushkina, she is a co-author of Социолингвистические характеристики речи студентов Кембриджа и Гарварда [Sociolinguistic Characteristics of Students of Cambridge and Harvard (reflected in campus fiction)] (Перемена, 2003). Her current research interests include Soviet war childhood; childhood memory of civilian Stalingrad at the intersection of Russian and German cultures; Russian and German cinematic Stalingrad discourse; oral and written narratives of child-survivors and teenage Ostarbeiter and preservation of memory; childhood and national identity in Russia and East Germany; revolutionary childhood. Her articles and book reviews appeared in international scholarly journals, such as Names: A Journal of Onomastics, Slavic and East-European Journal, German Life and Letters, Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema, Filoteknos: Children’s Literature, Cultural Mediation, Anthropology of Childhood, and Detskie chteniia/Children’s Readings: Studies in Children’s Literature (Research Institute of Russian Literature/Russian Academy of Sciences).

She is currently an executive officer of the international research group, ChEEER (Childhood in Eastern Europe, Eurasia, and Russia), affiliated with ASEEES.