Celebrate the Brothers Grimm with fairy-tales scholar Jack Zipes

Folklore and fairy-tales scholar Jack Zipes will visit Miami University to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Brothers Grimm's Household Tales in a guest lecture series, Nov. 7 and 8. His public lecture “A Second Glance at Red Riding Hood’s Trials and Tribulations” begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, in 322 McGuffey and focuses on film adaptation of fairy tales. Zipes’s lectures will be accompanied by short films from recent movie adaptations. You can read more here.

If you want to prepare for this lecture, we have several resources you might be interested in checking out.

We have a fairy tale research guide that might be helpful.

We have books written by Jack Zipes:

The irresistible fairy tale: the cultural and social history of a genre.  King Library (2nd floor) | GR550 .Z59 2012

The enchanted screen: the unknown history of fairy-tale films. King Library (2nd floor) | PN1995.9.F34 Z57 2011

When dreams came true: classical fairy tales and their traditionKing Library (2nd floor) | PN3437 .Z57 2007

Breaking the magic spell: radical theories of folk and fairy tales.  King Library (2nd floor) | GR74 .Z56 2002

We also have collections of Brothers Grimm's tales and books about these tales:

The complete fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm translated and with an introduction by Jack Zipes. King Library (2nd floor) | PT921 .G628 2003

The annotated Brothers Grimm edited with a preface and notes by Maria Tatar.  King Library (2nd floor) | PT921 .K5613 2004

Tales and translation: the Grimm Tales from pan-Germanic narratives to shared international fairytales by Cay Dollerup.  King Library (2nd floor) | GR166 .D65 1999

The Reception of Grimms' fairy tales: responses, reactions, revisions edited by Donald Haase. King Library (2nd floor) | PT921 .R4 1993 

The brothers Grimm & their critics: folktales and the quest for meaning by Christa Kamenetsky. King Library (2nd floor) | PD63 .K36 1992 

You might also want to look for fairy tales in our Instructional Materials Center and in our Special Collections!