Reading Gide in French 


This French-language course will focus on André Gide’s classic novella La Symphonie pastorale. The story relates a first-person account by a Protestant pastor who takes a young, innocent, blind woman named Gertrude under his wing. After taking a brief look at the life of the book’s Nobel prize-winning author, we will discuss the work divided into segments not to exceed more than twenty pages per week.



André Gide, La Symphonie pastorale, ISBN 2070360180. (The Gallimard edition is available in many secondhand bookstores.)

About the Instructor

Jayne Boisvert holds an MA from Boston College and a PhD in French language and literature from the University at Albany, NY. At Russell Sage College in Troy, NY she developed and taught various French language, literature, history, and film courses.



Jayne Boisvert


1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
8-week course begins 9/10




Class meets at UMA Brunswick Center, Orion Hall, 23 Sewall St., Brunswick (Brunswick Landing), Room 119