Anastasia Kostetskaya

Anastasia Kostetskaya

Assistant Professor of Russian, Chair, Undergraduate Adviser

1890 East-West Rd | 457 Moore Hall | Honolulu, HI 96822


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Office hours in Spring 2019: MWF 10:30 – 11.20 and by appointment

Please direct your requests for Russian-English translations and documents certification to CITS


  • MA in Russian Linguistics, The Ohio State University, 2009

Teaching at UH Manoa

Russian language at all levels

Russian Literature and Culture:

  • LLEA 351 – Asiatic Passions Clad in European Clothing: Masterpieces of the nineteenth century Russian Literature (DL OC)
  • LLEA 353 – Russia: Between Europe and Asia. Contemporary Russian Culture through Folklore, Literature, and Film (DH ETH)
  • LLEA 355 – 100 Years of Russian Film (DH WI)

Research experience

  • Russian and German Film
  • WWII Memory Studies
  • Children and War
  • Stalingrad discourse in Russia and Germany
  • Heimat and national identity in East Germany
  • Iconicity
  • Conceptual Metaphor and Blending Theories
  • Water as metaphor for human domain in the arts (poetry, painting and film) of Russian Symbolism



  • Russian Symbolism in Search of Transcendental Liquescence: Iconizing Emotion by Blending Time, Media, and the Senses. Lexington Books. An imprint of Rowman and Littlefield, 2019.



  • Костецкая, А. and Т. Ивушкина (2003). Социолингвистические характеристики речи студентов Кембриджа и Гарварда. Волгоград «Перемена», (2003): 148 с.



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