Conference Papers

Exploring the Intersection of Propaganda and Personal Identity: Dramatic Portraits of War-Torn Places in BBC's Radio Features. IABA Europe Conference 2023: Life-Writing in Times of Crisis​, 2023, July 5–8, Warsaw, Poland
Refracting Trauma through Sound: A Study of Modern German Experemental Radio Plays. The NECS 2023 Conference, 2023, June 13–17, Oslo, Norway. 
Second-generation Memory of Gulag: Stalinist Repressions in Post-Soviet Graphic Narratives. 6th World Conference of the International Federation for Public History, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. 2022.
War vs. Childhood: Traumatic Memory in Graphic Narratives for Younger Audiences. The Child of the Future Conference, University of Cambridge, UK. 2022.

Overcoming Childhood Sexual Trauma in Bad Education (2004, dir. Pedro Almodóvar) and Mysterious Skin (2004, dir. Gregg Araki). The 2022 American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan. 2022.

Representation of War Trauma Through Graphic Narratives for Younger Audiences. The 2022 Joint Conference of the International Graphic Novel & Comics and the International Bande Dessinée Society, Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Ireland. 2022.

Childhood in Exile: Traumatic Memory of Soviet Past in Siberian Haiku (2020). Because It Lasts: Time and Space in Children's and Young Adult Literature and Media, University of British Columbia, Canada. 2022.

Young Adult's Voice Against Homophobia: Same-sex Parenting in the Coming-of-age Novel The Days of Our Lives by Mikita Franko. The Child and the Book Conference 2022, University of Malta, Malta. 2022.

Nostalgia and Challenges of the Modern World in The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina TV Series (2018–2020). GIFCon 2022: Glasgow International Fantasy Conversations Fantasy Across Media, University of Glasgow, UK. 2022.
Transmediation of Traumatic Past: Young Generation Engagement in Gulag Narratives. The 5th Memory, Forgetting and Creating International Interdisciplinary Conference 2022, InMind Support, Poland. 2022.

My Little Pony: Transformation of the Image of Girl Heroes and Girlhood Through the Development of the Media Franchise. Fresh from the Fight: Heroes, Tricksters, and Villains in Children's and Young Adult Literature and Culture, University of British Columbia, Canada. 2021.

Masha and the Bear: From Russian Folk Tale to a World-famous Transmedia Project.
The 52nd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association, University at Buffalo, USA. 2021.


Lapina-Kratasyuk , E. G., & Nikitenko, I. (2022). Winnie-the-Pooh: Transmediation of A.A. Milne's Story in Anglophone and Post-Soviet Context, Communications. Media. Design, 7(3), 186–199.

Nikitenko, I. (2022). Overcoming Childhood Sexual Trauma in Bad Education and Mysterious Skin,
Academia Letters, Article 5520 (2022)

Book Reviews

Nikitenko, I. (2022). Haunted Dreams: Fantasies of Adolescence in Post-Soviet Culture by J. Kaminer. International Research Society for Children's Literature. URL:

Blog Posts
Kraman A. & Nikitenko I. (2023, March 14). The Scar Will Remain: How War Changed Rondo. University of Glasgow, CLMC.
Nikitenko, I. & Shatalova, E. (2021). Sergey Makhotin: Russian Author and HCAA Nominee. IBBY. URL:

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