Fairy Tale Expert Jack Zipes On Monday's Access Utah

Oct 9, 2017

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Fairy tale expert Jack Zipes says that the tales "serve a meaningful social function, not just for compensation but for revelation: the worlds projected by the best of our fairy tales reveal the gaps between truth and falsehood in our immediate society."

Jack Zipes, a professor emeritus of German and comparative literature at the University of Minnesota, visited USU recently to give a lecture titled “Flying Tales of Wonder: Fairy Tale Postcards as Memes.”






His books include The Complete Tales of the Brothers Grimm (Bantam, 3rd edition in 2013) and the landmark Breaking the Magic Spell: Radical Theories of Folk and Fairy Tales (University Press of Kentucky, 2nd edition in 2002).  His newest book is Tales of Wonder: Retelling Fairy Tales through Picture Postcards (University of Minnesota Press, 2017), which describes how key scenes of fairy tales have been rendered over time.