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Alexandra Nagornaya

  • Alexandra Nagornaya has been at HSE University since 2018.

Education, Degrees and Academic Titles

  • 2015

    Doctor of Sciences* in German Languages, Linguistic Theory
    Thesis Title: Verbal representation of interoceptive sensations in contemporary English

  • 2002
    Associate Professor
  • 1998

    Candidate of Sciences* (PhD) in Linguistic Theory

  • 1993

    Degree in English Language and German Language
    Ulyanov Ulyanovsk State Teacher Training Institute

* Candidate of Sciences
According to the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011, Candidate of Sciences belongs to ISCED level 8 - "doctoral or equivalent", together with PhD, DPhil, D.Lit, D.Sc, LL.D, Doctorate or similar. Candidate of Sciences allows its holders to reach the level of the Associate Professor.
* Doctor of Sciences
A post-doctoral degree called Doctor of Sciences is given to reflect second advanced research qualifications or higher doctorates in ISCED 2011.

Awards and Accomplishments

Student Term / Thesis Papers

Full list of of student term / thesis papers

Courses (2019/2020)

Courses (2018/2019)

Courses (2017/2018)


Articles and book chapters19


  • 2018
    Молодежь и наука: Слово, текст, личность (Ульяновск). Presentation: Грани и границы метафорической креативности: Языковые эксперименты Стивена Кинга
  • 2017

    43 Osterreichische Linguistiktagung 2017 (Клагенфурт). Presentation: Creative madness metaphors in S. King’s prose

  • 2016

    Metaphor Festival 2016 (Амстердам). Presentation: Metaphors We Feel By: Interoceptive sensations as natural phenomena

  • Metaphor Festival 2016 (Амстердам). Presentation: 'Platypus', 'Macaca', 'Goldilocks' and Other 'Perhaps-inevitable' Moments

  • 2015
    Человек ощущающий: Перцепция в современном гуманитарном знании (Москва). Presentation: Перцептивные процессы как объект исследования в современных гуманитарных науках
  • Язык лингвокультурологии: теория vs эмпирия (Москва). Presentation: ”Письмо от тела” как феномен современной англоязычной лингвокультуры
  • 2014

    5th International Conference on Cognitive Linguistics (Ланкастер). Presentation: Hungry Spears, Awakened Bandsaws and Gripping Waves: Mixed Metaphors in Interoceptive Discourse

  • Nordic Intercultural Communication Conference (Рейкьявик). Presentation: Communicating bodily experiences across languages and cultures

  • 2013
    International Journal of Arts and Sciences (Вена). Presentation: Mythopoesis of the Inner Body in Contemporary Western Culture
  • Metaphor Festival (Стокгольм). Presentation: Metaphor and the Inner Body: The Story of a Glorious Conquest

  • ATINER (Афины). Presentation: Stephen King's Body Worlds: Language Convnetions and Creativity in Depicting the Inner Body

  • International Journal of Arts and Sciences (Фрайбург). Presentation: Discourse of the Inexplicable: Verbal representation of interoceptive sensations

  • 2012

    International Journal of Arts and Sciences (Готтенгейм). Presentation: Discourse of the Inexplicable: Verbal representation of interoceptive sensations

Editorial board membership

  • 2017: Member of the Editorial Board (http://human-inion.org/index.php), Человек: образ и сущность.

  • 2014: Member of the Editorial Board, Социальные и гуманитарные науки. Отечественная и зарубежная литература. Серия 6: Языкознание. Реферативный журнал.

Timetable for today

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Student Papers Earn Praise at International Conference in Hungary

Fourth-year students Ekaterina Sotskova and Elizaveta Turkina of HSE University’s School of Foreign Languages (SFL) participated in an international multidisciplinary conference held on June 4-7 in Budapest, Hungary.