Robert E. Bayliss earned his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, his M.A. in Comparative Literature from The University of Georgia, and his Ph.D. in both Hispanic Literature and Comparative Literature from Indiana University. He was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Miami University of Ohio in 2003-2004 and has published articles in several journals including Hispanic Review, Comparative Drama and Comparative Literature Studies. His book, The Discourse of Courtly Love in Seventeenth-Century Spanish Theater, was published in 2008 by Bucknell University Press.
His forthcoming book, The Idea of Spain: Local, National and Global Afterlives of the Spanish Golden Age addresses the ways in which the "classics" of Spain's Golden Age are adapted, appropriated and consumed in contemporary Spain. He was awarded the 2009-2011 Cramer Professorship for research and teaching.