Viktoriya Kanstantsiuk

Viktoriya Kanstantsiuk


Academic Department of Social Sciences
Laboratory for Studies of Visual Culture and Contemporary Art


Ph.D. Program, Faculty of Philosophy, Program on History and Theory of Culture European Humanities University (Minsk, Belarus) 2004
ВА Faculty of Philosophy and Social Science, Cultural Studies Belarusian State University (Minsk, Belarus) 2001

Teaching areas

Introduction to Specialty: Media Professions, Genealogy of Media, Introduction to Game Studies

Research interests

Digital Media and Communication, Video Games and Game Studies, Critical Theory, Media Anthropology, Visual Culture


Kanstantsiuk, V. (2022). Invisible Violence: Tyranny Of Infinity And Enjoyment In Incremental Games (On The Example Of The Online Game “Christmas Tree”, Stark Game). Topos, (1), p.56 – 70. 

Kanstantsiuk, V. Digital communication and autonomization of the Imaginary. International scientific conference “Co-evolution of technology and society in the context of the digital age”. Collection of reports. Moscow, 2020. p. 120-122.

Kanstantsiuk, V. Rethinking Seriality in the Digital Era: Repetition and Enjoyment on YouTube. Культ-товары. Mass culture in modern Russia: construction of worlds, multiplication of series: monograph. Grodno, 2020.  p. 286-297. 

Kanstantsiuk, V. The Letter of Pleasure and Jouissance: Between Barthes and Lacan. Тopos, Vilnius: Europos humanitarinis universitetas. ISSN 1815-0047. eISSN 2538-886X. 2019, №1-2, p. 135-144. 

Kanstantsiuk, V. Discourse of the University and the Fate of Knowledge in the Era of Digitalization. Perekrestki, №1, 2018. p. 129-142. 

Kanstantsiuk, V. Digital Mediation and the Disappearance of Fundamental Virtuality. International Journal of Cultural Research, №2 (27), 2017. p. 140-146.  

Kanstantsiuk, V. Mapping Digital Anthropology. Book review: Digital Anthropology / ed. By Heather A. Horst and Daniel Miller. London, Berg, 2012. Topos, № 1-2, 2017. p. 293 – 299. 

Kanstantsiuk, V. Media/Net Mediation as Social Mediation. Topos, № 2-3, 2014. p. 168-179.

Kanstantsiuk, V. Mediation: Methodological Topicality of Psychoanalytical-(post)Marxist Synthesis in the Understanding of Media. Topos,  № 1, 2013. p. 31-53. 

Kanstantsiuk, V. Decoded Visual Streams: Capitalism and YouTube. Topos, № 3, 2012. p. 35-49.

Kanstantsiuk, V. YouTube: Desire in Media and Seriality. International Journal of Cultural Research, №3 (8), 2012.  Publishing House EISON №3, p. 42-52. 

Kanstantsiuk, V. Freud and Lacan as Media Theorists, or What Media Can Say About Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalysis – About Media. Topos, 2011, №3. p. 189-206.

Recent projects:

Head of the international project/ research seminar and conferences on Game Studies at EHU (2017-2019):

International scientific conference “Games against the players”, EHU (Lithuania, Vilnius) (14 – 15.04. 2019).

International scientific seminar “Games and violence”, EHU (Lithuania, Vilnius) (16-17.04.2018). 

Head of the international project / research seminar “Games and Violence”, EHU (Lithuania, Vilnius) (2018).

The co-head of the Research Seminar EHU-digital (2017-2018).