We are thrilled to welcome Professor Jack Zipes, one of the world’s leading literary scholars, to the School of Humanities public lecture series. Professor Zipes will be speaking on “The Grimness of Contemporary Fairy Tales” on Wednesday 20 November at Francis Close Hall, main lecture theatre TC001, at 7.30pm.
Jack Zipes is Professor Emeritus of German at the University of Minnesota and has previously held professorships at New York University, the University of Munich, the University of Wisconsin, and the University of Florida. In addition to his scholarly work, he is an active storyteller in public schools.
Regarded as one of the world-leading scholars on storytelling, folk and fairy tales, he has published over 30 books including Sticks and Stones: The Troublesome Success of Children (2000), Speaking Out: Storytelling and Creative Drama for Children (2004), Hans Christian Andersen: The Misunderstood Storyteller (2005), Why Fairy Tales Stick: The Evolution and Relevance of a Genre (2006), The Enchanted Screen: The Unknown History of Fairy-tale Films (2010), and The Irresistible Fairy Tale: The Cultural and Social History of a Genre (2012). He has also translated a number of story collections. More information about this event is here.
Tickets cost £5. For staff and students, there is no charge, but you must book your tickets through the Online Shop.