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Nathan Edelman

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Nathan Edelman, French educator. Recipient Columbia University fellowship, 1937-1938, Guggenheim fellowship, 1954-1955, senior fellowship National Endowment for the Humanities. Member Modern Language Association American, American Association Teachers French, Societe d’Etude du Dix-Septieme Siecle, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

Edelman, Nathan was born on March 29, 1911 in Paris, France. Son of Abel and Sarah (Podvidz) Edelman.

Education

Brought to the United States, 1922, naturalized, 1927. Student Sorbonne, 1930-1931. Bachelor of Arts, College City New York, 1932, Master of Science, 1934.

Doctor of Philosophy., Columbia, 1945.

Career

1 daughter, Jean L. (deceased). Instructor French, College City New York, 1932-1943, Hamilton College, 1943-1944. Instructor French, Columbia, 1944-1948, assistant professor, 1948-1954, associate professor, 1954-1956.

Professor, chairman Romance langs. Johns Hopkins, 1956-1966. Professor French, Columbia University, 1966-1971, department chairman French and Romance philology, 1968-1971.

Works

  • Author: Attitudes of 17th Century France Toward the Middle Ages, 1946. Managing editor The Romanic Review, 1948-1952. Editor Volume 3, A Critical Bibliography of French Literature, 1961.General editor Modern Language Notes, 1957-1960. Contributor articles in field.

Membership

Member Modern Language Association American, American Association Teachers French, Societe d’Etude du Dix-Septieme Siecle, Phi Beta Kappa.

Connections

Married Lily J. Podvidz, May 30, 1936.

father:
Abel Edelman

mother:
Sarah (Podvidz) Edelman

spouse:
Lily J. Podvidz