Stéphane Natan
Associate Professor of French Email: snatan@rider.edu
Phone Number: 609-896-5187
Office Location:
Fine Arts 366

Faculty Office Hours

Mailing Address:
2083 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Role: 
Faculty
Title: 
Associate Professor of French
Email: 
snatan@rider.edu
Phone Number: 
609-896-5187
Mailing Address: 
2083 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Office Location: 
Fine Arts 366

Stéphane Natan is Assistant Professor of the Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures and Professor of French. He was raised and educated in France, where he received his college education. He has four different degrees: one in French Language and Literature, one in Classics, one in Philosophy, and one in Armenian Language. Specializing in seventeenth-century French literature, he received a PhD with distinction from the University Jean Moulin of Lyon in April 2003 with a dissertation on Pascal and his rhetoric.

Stéphane Natan has published scholarly articles in French in different countries: France, Canada, United Kingdom, and United States. In 2005, he published a book Les Pensées de Pascal: D’un projet apologétique à une œuvre ouverte. In 1997, he was awarded Prix Giraudoux by the Fondation Jean et Jean-Pierre Giraudoux, and in 2004 he received The Chancellor’s Outstanding Teaching Award by the University of Tennessee, where he was a lecturer in the Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures Department in charge of the teaching and the promotion of different aspects of French language and culture.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

  • 2003 Ph.D., French, University Jean Moulin Lyon 3 (France)
  • 1998 Degree, Armenian, University Jean Moulin Lyon 3 (France)
  • 1997 M.A., French, University Lumière Lyon 2 (France)
  • 1997 Associate Degree, Philosophy, University Jean Moulin Lyon 3 (France)
  • 1996 B.A., French, University Jean Moulin Lyon 3 (France)
  • 1995 Associate Degree, French, University Jean Moulin Lyon 3 (France)
  • 1995 Associate Degree, Classics, University Jean Moulin Lyon 3 (France)
  • 1993 Bacccalaureate, Economic and Social Sciences, Grenoble (France)

FOREIGN LANGUAGES

  • English: fluent speaking ability 
  • French: native speaker
  • Spanish: reading (good); speaking (fair)
  • Armenian: near-native command
  • Latin: reading knowledge
  • Greek: reading knowledge

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

  • 2006-present Rider University, Assistant Professor of French
  • 2003-06  The University of Tennessee, Lecturer, French
  • 2001 Collège Jean Macé, Teacher, French
  • 1999 Collège Pierre Ronsard; Substitute teacher, French and Latin

AWARDS

  • 2005 The Chancellor’s Outstanding Teaching Award, University of Tennessee
  • 2005 MFLL Special Recognition Award, University of Tennessee
  • 1997 Prix Giraudoux 97, Fondation Jean et Jean-Pierre Giraudoux, Paris (France)

TEACHING

  • Rider University:
    Beginning and Intermediate French
    French Theater
  • The University of Tennessee:
    Beginning and Intermediate French
    Intensive Intermediate French
    Honors Intermediate French
    Intermediate and advanced French Conversation
    French Phonetics

INSTITUTIONAL SERVICE

  • Rider University:
    Foreign Film Series
    Spanish Search Committee
  • The University of Tennessee:
    French Film series
    French Immersion Weekend

RESEARCH IN PROGRESS

  • Life and Works of French writer Pascal

PUBLICATIONS

  • Book
    Les Pensées de Pascal: D’un projet apologétique à un texte poétique. Paris : Connaissances & Savoirs, 2005. 782 p.
  • Articles
    “Les Pensées de Pascal: Au royaume des nécessités.” Symposium 60.2 (Summer 2006): 93-108.
    “Les Pensées de Pascal: Une réponse volée.” Dalhousie French Studies 72 (2005): 3-16.
    “Les Pensées de Pascal et la force des détours.” Nottingham French Studies 44.2 (2005): 1-7.
    “Les Pensées de Pascal et les adverbes d’intensité.” L’Information littéraire 57.1 (2005): 36-50.
    “La tonalité ironique et ludique des Pensées de Pascal.” L’Information littéraire 55.2 (2003): 29-34.