Department of Classics, Humanities and Italian Studies
Anna Marra teaches Italian language, literature and cinema. She received a Ph.D. in humanist study from the University of Roma 2 with a dissertation on Giorgio Caproni. After moving to the U.S., Marra earned a second Ph.D. in Italian language and literature at Yale University, where she worked on Medieval Italian literature, completing a dissertation titled “Dante and Meditation.” In addition to publishing many articles about Medieval, Modern and contemporary Italian literature (from Giovanni Boccaccio to Giorgio Caproni), she is working on a new project on Giulia Bigolina’s novel “Urania,” which explores how Early Modern women’s writings are in dialogue with Boccaccio’s idea of reading as female entertainment and consolation. Marra also holds an M.A. and M.Phil. from Yale University and a Laurea from the University of Udine, Italy.