Dr. Jack Zipes

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Jack Zipes is Professor Emeritus of German and comparative literature at the University of Minnesota. His focus on fairy tales has transformed the ways which fairy tales are analyzed.

Dr. Jack Zipes

About Jack Zipes

Jack Zipes is a retired Professor from the University of Minnesota whose focus on fairy tales has transformed the ways which fairy tales are analyzed. He is known for his lectures and published works on fairy tales, how they evolved, and the social and political significance of those works. Zipes holds a PhD in comparative literature which he obtained in 1965. His political activism in the late 1960s lead to his interest in critically analyzing fairy tales. He continues to translate works, such as the 1812 and 1815 editions of the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm which was completed in 2014.

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