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Sally Bayley is a Teaching and Research Fellow at the Rothermere American Institute at the University of Oxford and a Lecturer in English at Lady Margaret Hall at Oxford. She has written widely on visual responses to literature, including a jointly authored study of Sylvia Plath's relationship to the visual arts: Eye Rhymes: Sylvia Plath's Art of the Visual and a study of Plath as a cultural icon: Representing Sylvia Plath. In 2010 she completed a cross-media study of Emily Dickinson as a way of thinking about America's relationship to space and place: Home on the Horizon: America's Search for Space, from Emily Dickinson to Bob Dylan.

Sally's book of narrative non-fiction, The Private Life of the Diary: from Pepys to Tweets, tells the story of the diary as a coming-of-age story, and she is now completing a literary memoir about growing up in an all-female charismatic household and her escape by reading.


The Private Life of the Diary Sally Bayley

The elegantly told story of the evolution of the diary – from a private means of self-expression in the seventeenth century to the public sharing of our life via social media.

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