Anna Marra graduated, cum laude, from the University of Udine with a thesis in Contemporary Italian poetry. After obtaining a Ph.D. in Humanistic Studies from the University of Roma2. She is now a Ph.D. Candidate in Italian Studies at Yale University where she is also working as a Curatorial Assistant at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
In addition to publishing many articles about Modern and Contemporary Literature (from Aleardo Aleardi to Giorgio Caproni), she has published a book, Giorgio Caproni- Domenico De Robertis, Lettere 1952-1963 (Bulzoni, 2012). Her conference presentations address the intersection of Medieval and Contemporary Literature.
She has worked on the stylistic, rhetorical, and literary implications of the concept of irony, and her research includes the relationship between cinema and literature.
Currently, her areas of interest include Dante and the idea of western meditation.