Robert E. Bayliss

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - School of Languages, Literatures & Cultures - Department of Spanish & Portuguese
Associate Professor
Primary office:
Wescoe Hall
Room 2626
University of Kansas
2650 Wescoe Hall, Department o
Lawrence 66045


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 has published articles in several journals including Hispanic Review, Comparative Drama, Hispania 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.

Teaching Interests

  • Early modern Spanish literature and cultural studies
  • Spanish grammar and composition
  • Humanities

Research Interests

  • Early modern Spanish literature and cultural studies
  • Contemporary Spanish studies
  • Comparative Literature


Associate Chair and Graduate Admissions Chair

Selected Publications

Rossomondo, Amy E, and Robert E Bayliss. ""Apologia No More: On Strong Foundations and the Future of Hispanism" [Hispania]." Hispania (USA) 100.5.

Bayliss, Robert. "Drama of a Nation in Crisis: Public Theater and the “Feminized” Early Modern Spanish State." Gestos 59 (Apr. 2015): 35-49.

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