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Nicole Tabor

Nicole TaborAssistant Professor of English (2009)

Education
  • B.A., Smith College
  • M.A., Ph.D., University of Oregon
Contact

Email: taborn@moravian.edu
Phone: 610-625-7842
Office: Zinzendorf Hall, Room 304

Areas of Research and/or Expertise

Transatlantic Modernism(s), Literary Theory and Criticism, Multicultural Literature, Women's Studies, Gender Studies, Genre Studies, Dramatic Literature & Performance Studies, Ethics, Theories of Pedagogy, Rhetoric & Composition

Biography

After graduating from Smith College in 1995, Nicole Tabor worked in theatre and film in San Francisco and New York. She was a member and Development Director for Unconditional Theatre Company and has directed plays by Samuel Beckett, Bertolt Brecht, and others. She also worked in television in New York City, serving as a production manager. Dr. Tabor received her M.A. (2005) and Ph.D. (2009) in English from the University of Oregon. Her 2013 book is entitled Gender, Genre, and the Myth of Human Singularity. She is currently at work on the manuscript: "Subject Lines: The Monologic Single Subject in Multicultural American Drama by Women.” Dr. Tabor's articles include: "Outlaw Others: Jacques Derrida, James Joyce, and Leopold Bloom" in Bijdragen: International Journal in Philosophy and Theology and "The Estrangement of Community in Between the Acts: A Play Embedded in a Novel” in The International Journal of the Humanities.

She has given papers on twentieth-century literature at the Modern Language Association, Association for Theatre in Higher Education, Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf, South Asian Literary Association, and others. Dr. Tabor is a Member at Large for the Theory and Criticism Focus Group for the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) and the 2012-14 Drama Division’s Representative to the Modern Language Association’s Delegate Assembly (MLA).

Dr. Tabor strives to create a supportive and intellectually rigorous educational experience where students can come together to construct meaning in order to ask difficult questions at issue for our discourse community. One of her main goals is to strengthen successful pedagogical strategies and continually develop innovative new practices that will serve our dynamic student population in an age of increased global communication. Her courses directly address global, transnational, and multicultural authors. These curricular choices reflect an investment in close reading as a strategy for thinking critically and compassionately about other cultures and, thus, ourselves.

Recent Activities of Note:

2014

  • Nicole Tabor, assistant professor of English, receives the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, Moravian College, 2014, the Golden Apple Award for Superior Teaching, ODK, Moravian College, 2014
  • Nicole Tabor, assistant professor of English, presented “Dreaming Locales: Setting as Foucauldian Panopticon in Pedro Calderon de la Barca’s Life is a Dream” at the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, in Scottsdale, AZ.
  • Nicole Tabor, assistant professor of English, gave her paper “Poetics of ʻĀina and Nā 'Ōiwi: Language(s) of Land, Earth, and the Hawaiian People in Haunani-Kay Trask’s ‘Night is a Sharkskin Drum’” to the Modern Language Association, in Chicago.

2013

  • Nicole Tabor, assistant professor of English, publishes book, Gender, Genre, and the Myth of Human Singularity.  (Nominee: Lambda Literary Award: LGBT Studies)
  • Nicole Tabor, assistant professor of English, gave a paper, “Local(e) Drama: Transnational Tourism and Indigenous Hawaiian Performance," at the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, in Orlando.
  • Nicole Tabor, assistant professor of English, presented “Colonialism and Sovereignty in Hawai’i: Haunani-Kay Trask’s Linguistic Praxis and Indigenous Literary Labor” in January at the Hawaii International Conference on Arts & Humanities, in Honolulu.
  • Nicole Tabor, assistant professor of English, gave a paper in March of 2013 entitled “Subject Lines: The Monologic Single Subject and Documentary Theater’s Embodied Veracity” to the Northeast Modern Language Association, in Boston.

2012

  • Nicole Tabor, assistant professor of English, presented her paper “Criticism, Theory, and Indigenous Performance,” in August, to the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, in Washington D.C.
  • Nicole Tabor, assistant professor of English, gave “The Indigenous Female Speaker: Monologue Form in Contemporary Native American Drama” in January at the Modern Language Association, in Seattle.

2011

  • Nicole Tabor, assistant professor of English, gave a paper,Theory and Criticism in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction: Tertiary and Primary Text(s) by Walter Benjamin, in August to the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, in Chicago.
  • Nicole Tabor, assistant professor of English, presented "Voicing the Virtual City: Monologue Form in Anna Deavere Smith's Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992," to the Modern Language Association, in Los Angeles.

2010

  • Nicole Tabor, assistant professor of English, gave a paper in April at the Comparative Literature Symposium American Studies as Transnational Practice at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. Her paper, "One American Voice: The New World Monologue from Amiri Baraka to Anna Deavere Smith," was part of the panel "Transnationalism, New World Voices, and Critical Cosmopolitanism."
  • Nicole Tabor, assistant professor of English, presented her paper "Secular International Fantasy and Sacred Kathakali in Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things" at the (SALA) South Asian Literary Association Annual Conference December 2009 in Philadelphia.

2009

  • Nicole Tabor, assistant professor of English, gave a paper at the Association for Theatre in Higher Education conference held in New York City in August. Her paper, "Risking the Law of Genre," was part of the panel "Risky Research/Researching Risk," sponsored by the Theory and Criticism focus group.