Rebecca Nesvet (MFA Dramatic Writing, NYU, 2008) is a Teaching Fellow and graduate student in English at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and founding co-ordinator of the UNC-Chapel Hill Writing Program's Pedagogy Interest Group for Teaching at the Renaissance Computing Institute (RenCI). Her dissertation concerns the influence of exploration narratives, or "books of voyages," on the Byron and Franklin coteries. Her research on nineteenth-century and early modern British literature and creative writing pedagogy has been published in journals including the REVIEW OF ENGLISH STUDIES, WOMEN'S WRITING, THE SHAKESPEAREAN INTERNATIONAL YEARBOOK, THE KEATS-SHELLEY JOURNAL, and LEARNING AND TEACHING IN HIGHER EDUCATION (LATHE), as well as MARY SHELLEY: HER CIRCLE AND CONTEMPORARIES, ed. E. Adam Mekler and Lucy Morrison and many theatre reviews in TOTAL THEATRE, THE NEW WELSH REVIEW, and the British national daily newspaper THE WESTERN MAIL. Grants and awards she has won include two Alfred P. Sloan Foundation grants for science-themed creative writing and a UNC Center for Global Initiatives Pre-Dissertation Travel Award, which underwrote archival research in the UK at the Scott Polar Research Institute, National Maritime Museum, and British Library. Her previous employment includes four years as a permanent Senior Lecturer (equivalent of tenure) in Creative Writing at the University of Gloucestershire (UK) and she serves as Literary Manager at Origin Theatre Company (www.origintheatre.org).