Anna’s project, titled ‘Contemporary Italian Literature in the UK and the US: Translation and Interaction’, explores the role of leading translators of Italian literature into English in the second half of the 20th century, under the supervision of Professor Matthew Reynolds.
Anna is co-convenor of the Discussion Group of the Oxford Comparative Criticism and Translation (OCCT) Research Centre, as well as Modern Literature co-ordinator for the Italian Research Seminars of the Modern Languages Faculty. In the 2020-2021 academic year, she is organising the conference ‘Fictions of Retranslations: Retranslating Language and Style in Prose Fiction’ (11-12 March 2021), with Rowan Anderson (2019 cohort). Pre-covid, Anna presented her research at various international conferences (at the University of Cambridge, Padova, London, Edinburgh), and she now has two forthcoming publications on poets Peter Robinson and Jacqueline Risset.
Before coming to Oxford, Anna graduated with a BA in Lettere Moderne and an MA in Filologia Moderna from the University of Pavia, where she was a member of the Scuola Superiore IUSS and of Almo Collegio Borromeo. She spent a year as visiting student at St John’s College, Cambridge and then came to Oxford to study for an MSt in French and Italian, and is currently based at Merton College. Her scientific interests include translation, self-translation, translingualism and heteroglossia, especially when concerning poetical practice.