Jack Zipes

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

Curriculum Vitae

Specialties

  • children's tales
  • critical theory of the Frankfurt School
  • fairy tales for children
  • German literature
  • Germany, GDR
  • Jewish studies
  • storytelling
  • the Brothers Grimm
Courses Taught
  • The Origins of the Follk and Fairy Tale
  • Ger 3642 - The Grimms' Fairy Tales, Feminism, and Folklore
  • The Frankfurt School
  • Children, Childhood, and the Civilizing Process
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Chair: 1994 - 1998
  • Director: 1998 - 2002
  • Acting Chair: 1991 - 1994

Outreach

  • Playwright: September 2003 - April 2004
  • Director: 1996 - present

Creative

  • Instructor at the Junior Conservatory of the Children's Theatre Company of Minneapolis: Training young students in theater production, September 2003 - present
  • Playwright: "Sicilian Nights," produced in collaboration with the Frank Theatre of Minneapolis, September 2003 - April 2004
Publications
  • When Dreams Came True:Classical Fairy Tales and their Tradition. Zipes, Jack, Routledge, 1999.
  • Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales, Children, and the Culture Industry. Zipes, Jack, Routledge, 1997.
  • The Yale Companion of Jewish Writing and Thought. Zipes, Jack, edited with Sander Gilman, Yale University Press, 1999.
  • The Great Fairy Tale Tradition: From Straparola and Basile to the Brothers Grimm. Zipes, Jack, Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc., 2001.
  • Sticks and Stones: The Troublesome Success of Children's Literature from Slovenly Peter to Harry Potter. Zipes, Jack, Routledge, 2000.
  • Unlikely History: The Changing German-Jewish Symbiosis. Zipes, Jack, Leslie Morris, Palgrave, 2002.
  • The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales. Zipes, Jack, Oxford University Press, 2000.
  • Beautiful Angiola: The Great Treasury of Sicilian Folk and Fairy Tales Collected by Laura Gonzenbach. Zipes, Jack, Routledge, 2003.
Awards
  • College of Liberal Arts Scholars of the College, University of Minnesota, 1997
  • Fulbright
  • Guggenheim
  • McKnight
  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Thomas D. Clark Lectureship, University of Kentucky, 1993
  • International Brothers Grimm Award, 1999
  • Distinguished Scholar, International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts, 1992