A researcher of Renaissance philosophy, Yulia Nikitenko specialized in the art of printing (Pacific National University, former Far Eastern State University of Humanities), earned a master's degree in English Renaissance literature (Saint-Petersburg State University), completed the first period of her master's studies in Philosophy by undertaking a research project on Baldassare Castiglione's reception of Aristotle's Ethics (French University College of St. Petersburg). Being awarded a scholarship from the Government of the French Republic, she is currently pursuing her second year of the master's studies in Philosophy at Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University. Since 2017 to the present, she has served as a lead librarian at the National Library of Russia, with responsibility for the detailed description of the body of European works printed between the fifteenth and the eighteenth centuries. This corpus comprises Latin, French, German, English, and Italian-language works, and the descriptions are destined for the e-catalog of the library.

Personal identification

Full name
Yulia Nikitenko
Date of birth

Citation names

  • Nikitenko, Yulia
  • Nikitenko, Iuliia
  • Nikitenko, Julia

Author identifiers

Ciência ID

Email addresses

  • Iuliia.Nikitenko@etu.univ-paris1.fr (Professional)


Mobile phone
  • (+33) 752884089 (Personal)


  • 14 Rue Rollin, 75005, 5e arr., Paris, France (Personal)


  • https://www.uc.pt/fluc/uidief/membros/Nikitenko (Scholar)

Knowledge fields

  • Humanities - Philosophy, Ethics and Religion - Philosophy
  • Humanities - Languages and Literatures - General Literature Studies


Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
Russian (Mother tongue)
English Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1)
French Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1)
Latin Intermediate (B1)
German Elementary (A2) Intermediate (B1) Elementary (A2) Elementary (A2)
Degree Classification
2020/09/17 - 2021/06
Philosophie (Master)
Major in Histoire de la philosophie
Universite Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne UFR 10 Philosophie, France

Frantsuzskiy Universitetskiy Kolledzh, Russia
"Le tournant ésthétique dans l'éthique de la cour en Italie au XVIe siècle" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
2011/09/01 - 2013/07/11
Philology (Master)
Sankt-Peterburgskij gosudarstvennyj universitet, Russia
"Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene as a monument to the Elizabethan era: A case study of the first book of the poem" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)

Positions / Appointments

2021/02 - Current Collaborating Member
Universidade de Coimbra Instituto de Estudos Filosóficos, Portugal
2017/06/15 - Current Leading Librarian
Rossijskaa nacional'naa biblioteka, Russia


Designation Funders
2020 - 2021/07/13 Aesthetic Turn in the Courtly Ethics in XVIth century Italy
Master Student Fellow
Universite Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne UFR 10 Philosophie, France
Ministère des Affaires étrangères et européennes Direction des politiques de mobilité et d'attractivité


Conference paper
  1. Nikitenko, Yulia. "The Antiquities of Fairyland in the Structure of Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene [in Russian]". Paper presented in XX Jubilejnye Tsarskosel'skie Tchtenija, Saint Petersburg, 2016.
  2. Nikitenko, Yulia. "Duessa as an Image of Catholicism in Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene [in Russian]". Paper presented in XXXIII Curbatovskie tchtenija. Questions of medieval history and culture, Saint-Paetersburg, 2013.
Journal article
  1. Nikitenko, Yulia. "Ce qui dépend de nous. Le bonheur et la capacité de se changer dans une lecture de Démocrite par Monte Ransome Johnson". Texto Aberto IEF 9 (2021): https://www.uc.pt/fluc/uidief/texto_aberto_IEF/Nikitenko_2021_Ce_qui_depend_de_nous.
    Open access • Published • https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4781100
  2. Nikitenko, Yulia. "Edmund Spenser's Faerie Queene and Robert Laneham's Description of the Entertainment Devised by the Earl of Leicester to Celebrate Queen Elisabeth's Visit to the Kenilworth Castle as Parallel Texts [In Russian]". VOX MEDII AEVI 1 2 (2018): 85-104. https://www.elibrary.ru/download/elibrary_37255326_52448098.pdf.
    Open access • Published
  3. Nikitenko, Yulia. "Epideictic Function of the Historical Narrative in J. Higgins' Versified Monologues (The Mirror for Magistrates) and in E. Spenser's Briton Moniments (The Faerie Queene, Book II, Canto X) [In Russian]". Vestnik of Saint-Petersburg State University. Language and Literature 14 4 (2017): 544-553. https://languagejournal.spbu.ru/article/view/3854/3452.
    Open access • Published
  4. Nikitenko, Yulia. "Britomart as Elizabeth I's Mythical Ancestor and Double in E. Spenser's The Faerie Queene [in Russian]". Vestnik of Saint-Petersburg State University of Industrial Technologies and Design 2 (2016): 121-124.
  5. Nikitenko, Yulia; Burova, Irina (P-1205-2015). "Portraits of Elisabeth I in Works by Edmund Spenser [in Russian]". Vestnik of the Pushkin Leningrad State University 1 1 (2015): 63-70. https://elibrary.ru/item.asp?id=23788551.
    Open access • Published
  6. Nikitenko, Yulia. "Colour Symbolism in the Images of Caracters in the Book I of "The Faerie Queene" by Ed. Spenser [in Russian]". Vestnik of Saint Petersburg University. Language and Literature 1 (2014): 60-66. https://elibrary.ru/item.asp?id=21443772.
    Open access • Published

Artistic / Performance

Video recording
  1. Nikitenko, Yulia; Ricardo Dinis e Robert Junqueira (Producer); Guilherme da Fonseca (Director). 2021. O Bem: aquilo que todas as coisas visam [https://youtu.be/FlfAyOgoHAU].

Oral presentation

Presentation title Event name
Host (Event location)
2020/06/09 Les vertus aristotéliciennes dans l'interprétation de Baldassare Castiglione Vídeo Aberto
Instituto de Estudos Filosóficos (Coimbra, Portugal)
2017/03/22 The image of Britain and the image of England in E. Spenser's The Faerie Queene international conference Language and the Space of Ethnocultural Dialogue
Saint-Petersburg State University (Saint-Petersburg, Russia)
2015/04/18 Elements of the Chivalric Romance in the Structure of Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene Unity and National Peculiarities in the World Literary Process
Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia (Saint-Petersburg, Russia)
2015/03/13 Verbal portraits of Queen Elisabeth I in Edmund Spenser's writings in the context of the development of the art of monarchical portraiture [in Russian] XLIV International Philological Conference
Saint-Petersburg State University (Saint-Petersburg, Russia)
2014/03/15 The image of Queen Elizabeth I Tudor and its representation in Book I of Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene XLIII International Philological Conference
Saint-Petersburg State University (Saint-Petersburg, Russia)
2013/11/28 Duessa as an Image of Catholicism in Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene [in Russian] XXXIII Curbatovskie tchtenija. Questions of medieval history and culture
Sain-Petersburg State University (Saint-Petersburg, Russia)

Event participation

Activity description
Type of event
Event name
Institution / Organization
2019/01/31 - 2019/01/31 Participation in the philosophic discussion workshop as a member of French University College (Collège Univeritaire français de Saint-Pétersboug) during the annual festival The Night of Idea (La nuit des idées) organized by the French Institut (Institute Français) https://www.institutfrancais.ru/fr/saint-petersbourg-nord-ouest-russie/nuit-idees
La Nuit des idées
Collège universitaire français, Russia