Rebecca Nesvet

Rebecca Nesvet

Associate Professor

TH 399

Rebecca Nesvet (PhD UNC-Chapel Hill 2014; MFA Dramatic Writing, New York University 2008) teaches nineteenth-century British literature, the British novel, modern world drama, and digital humanities. Her research concerns Mary Shelley, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and (more recently) "Sweeney Todd" creator James Malcolm Rymer and his radical and Romantic contexts. 

Selected Recent Publications

"1837: 'Miss Whitehead, the Bank Nun.' BRANCH Collective. September, 2020. Open Access.

 "Sweeney Todd's Indian Empire: The East India Company in The String of Pearls." Victorian Popular Fictions Journal 1.2 (2019). Open access.

"James Malcolm Rymer's Cockney Mazeppa: Byron Reassembled." Nineteenth Century Studies 30 (2018): 45-65.  

Critical Hypertext Edition of James Malcolm Rymer's A Mystery in Scarlet, in progress. The Central Online Victorian Educator (COVE) EditionsInstallment no. 1 published Spring 2020. Open access.

“The Bank Nun’s Tale: Financial Forgery, Gothic Imagery, and Economic Power.’ Victorian Network 8 (2018).

Editor, Hypertext TEI Edition of “Science and Art, A Farce in Two Acts, by Malcolm Rymer” Scholarly Editing: The Journal of the Association for Documentary Editing 18 (2017).

“Blood Relations: Sweeney Todd and the Rymers of London,” Notes and Queries n.s. 64:1 (2017): 112-116.

“‘The Scene Itself’: Rousseauvian Drama and Roman Space in Shelley’s The Cenci,” in Rousseau in Britain, edited by Russell Goulbourne and David Higgins (London: Bloomsbury, 2017), 131-48.

“Penny Bloods and Dreadfuls,” in Teaching Victorian Literature in the Twenty-First Century, edited by Jen Cadwallader and Laurence Mazzeno (Palgrave Macmillan,  2017), X-X.

“Mary Shelley and Sade’s Global Network: The Case of Eugénie de Franval,” in Women’s Literary Networks and Romanticism, edited by Andrew Winckles and Angela Rehbein (Liverpool University Press, 2017), X-X.

“Missing Persons: Lucy Hutchinson, Feminist Biography, and the Digital Archive,” in The Invention of Female Biography, edited by Gina Luria Walker (Routledge, December 2017), 74-82.

“Patagonian Giants, Frankenstein’s Creature, and Contact Zone Catastrophe.” Prism(s): Essays in Romanticism 21:1 (2014): 53-64

“Robert Southey, Historian of El Dorado,” Keats-Shelley Journal 61 (2012): 116-121. To be reprinted in NCLC: Robert Southey, edited by Lawrence Trudeau and Laurie Langbauer (Charleston: Layman Poupard, 2017). Gale CEngage.