Dr Sally Bayley,

Sally Bayley

Dr Sally Bayley,

Director, Oxford Summer School

Dr Sally Bayley is a Teaching and Research Fellow at Oxford University's Rothermere American Institute. She has published two books on Sylvia Plath, Eye Rhymes: the Art of the Visual (OUP, 2007), and a study of Plath as a cultural icon, Representing Sylvia Plath (CUP, 2011). She has also completed a study of domesticity in American literature and culture, taking Emily Dickinson and Bob Dylan as her leads: Home on the Horizon, America’s Search for Space (Peter Lang, 2010). Her latest project, The Private Life of the Diary (Unbound, 2016), tells the story of the diary as a coming of age story by diary writing, and mixes memoir with narrative non-fiction. Sally is now completing a literary memoir for HarperCollins which tells the story of her young life, growing up in an all female, charismatic household, through reading.