Edward Tabor, a 1992 graduate of Bethlehem Catholic, began his teaching career in the Allentown Diocese over twenty years ago. During his career, he has instructed Advanced Placement Literature and served as a reader for the College Board. After many years in other schools he is excited to join the faculty at his alma mater.
Mr. Tabor holds his Master’s Degree in English Literature from Lehigh University. His research interests in that program included: transatlantic modernist studies, postmodern horror film, political revolutionary texts from the seventeenth century, and Utopian Studies. His Master’s thesis, which concerns a remapping of the literary/artistic territory of Harlem, is entitled Carl Van Vechten in Harlem: Envisioning and Reinventing American Transatlantic Bohemia.
Beyond his teaching, Mr. Tabor has presented several scholarly papers at international conferences. Beginning with his initial conference paper in 2011 -Utopia at the Crossroads, Work, Radical Idleness and Revolution in Henry Neville’s The Isle of Pines- Mr. Tabor’s scholarly work tends to explore non-canonical and revolutionary texts and he seeks to share that work with his students and other scholars. His recent papers include, “The Suburban House as Para-Site; The Terrible House in Oren Peli’s Paranormal Activity” which he presented at the Pennsylvania College English Association Conference in State College, and a paper on the concept of enclosure in the work of the seventeenth century playwright Margaret Cavendish, which he presented at the Society for Utopian Studies annual conference in Pittsburgh. He is currently working on a paper examining the underlying pattern of fabric weaving and its connection to computer coding in Thomas Pynchon’s fiction.
When he isn’t reading an obscure book of poetry or criticizing a difficult text, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. In the spirit of Henry David Thoreau, Mr. Tabor and his family like to explore nature by camping, hiking, and biking.