Jack Zipes
Born: 1937
New York, New York

Office: Home:
Department of German, Scandinavian and Dutch 3245 Irving Avenue S.
University of Minnesota Minneapolis, MN 55408
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455 Phone: (612) 825-9060
Phone: (612) 625-2090 Cell Phone: (612) 483-6672


Dartmouth College 1955-59 B.A. (1959) Political Science
Columbia University 1959-61 M.A. (1960) English & Comp. Lit.
University of Munich 1962-63
University of Tübingen 1963
Columbia University 1963-65 Ph.D. (1965) English & Comp. Lit.


Institute for Teachers of English at Columbia University, 1964-65, Administrative Assistant
Amerika-Institut, University of Munich, 1966-67, American Literature, Instructor
New York University, 1967-72, German Department, Assistant Professor
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, German & Comparative Literature Departments, 1972-86, Associate and Full Professor
University of Florida, Department of Germanic & Slavic Languages & Literatures, 1986-1989, Professor
University of Minnesota, Department of German, Scandinavian and Dutch, 1989-2008,
Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota, 2008

Administrative Positions:

Graduate Student Advisor, 1986-1989
Acting Chair of German and Slavics Department, 1988-1989
Co-Director of the Institute for European and Comparative Studies, 1987-1989
Director of Graduate Studies, 1990-present
Acting Chair of Scandinavian Studies Department, 1991-1994
Chair of Department of German, Dutch, and Scandinavian, 1994-1998
Director of the Center for German and European Studies, 1998-2002

Visiting Professorships:

Freie Universität, Berlin, Theater Department, 1978-79
J.W. Goethe-Universität, Institut für Jugendbuchforschung and
Amerika-Institut, Fulbright Scholar, 1981-82
Columbia University, German Department, 1984
NEH Folklore Research Center, Columbia Teacher’s College, July 1986
NEH Folklore Summer Institute, Bank Street College, July 1992
NEH Folklore Summer Institute, Bank Street College, July 1993
NEH Folklore Summer Institute, Bank Street College, July 1994
NEH Folklore Summer Institute, University of Wisconsin, July 1994

Languages Spoken and Read: German, French, and Italian
Languages Read: Spanish

Editorial Positions:

Founding Co-editor, New German Critique (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1972-1986)
Contributing Editor, Theater (Yale University, 1990-2002)
Contributing Editor, Marvels and Tales (Wayne State University)
Editorial Consultant, Children’s Literature Quarterly (!998-1003)
General Editor, Routledge Studies in Children’s Literature and Culture (1998-2012)
Co-Editor, The Lion and the Unicorn (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1990-2001)
Member of the Modern Language Association Advisory Committee (1995-1998)
Advisory Editor, Storytelling, Self, Society (Wayne State University Press)
Co-Editor, Palgrave Studies in Contemporary European Culture and History
Advisory Editor, Fairy Tale Review (University of Alabama)
Editor, Oddly Modern Fairy Tales (Princeton University Press)
Advisory Editor, Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature (Oxford University Press)


Culture and Technology Program Research Grant (1976)
UWM Graduate School Summer Research Grant (1980)
Fulbright Fellowship Grant (1981-82)
UWM Graduate School Summer Research Grant (1983)
Center for Twentieth Century Studies Fellowship (1983-84)
University of Florida Research Developmental Award (1987)
John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship (1988-89)
University of Minnesota Grad School Grant-in-Aid (1990/91)
University of Minnesota Grad School Grant-in-Aid (1992/93)
Distinguished Scholar Award 1992, International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts
Bush Supplemental Sabbatical Award (1993)
Thomas D. Clark Lectureship, University of Kentucky (1993)

Storytelling World Award: Storytelling Information (1996)
University of Minnesota Grad School Grant-in-Aid (1996/97)
Worlds of Thought Resident Scholar, Mankato State University (1997)
University of Minnesota Grad School Grant-in-Aid (1997/98)
Scholar of College, University of Minnesota (1997-2000)
National Endowment for the Humanities (1998-1999)
Anne Devereaux Jordan Award for exceptional service to children and their literature, Children’s Literature Association (1999)
International Brothers Grimm Award (1999), International Institute for Children’s Literature in Osaka, Japan
McKnight Research Grant (2000-2003)
Twin Citian Volunteer Hall of Fame (2001)
Eleven Who Care Award, KARE 11 (2001)
Storytelling World Award: Special Storytelling Resources (2002)
Honorary Degree, Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, I Pomeriggi in Santa Lucia (2002)
Schick Lecture Award (2006) Indiana State University, Hoosier Folklore Society
Katharine Briggs Award (2007), Folklore Society, London, UK
Read the World Award (2008), University of San Francisco
University of Minnesota Professional Development Grant for Retirees (2009)
Visiting Green Professorship, Green College, British Columbia University (2010)
Visiting Professor, Lincoln University, Lincoln, United Kingdom (2011-2013)
Mythopoeic Scholarship Award for Myth and Fantasy Studies (2012) for The Enchanted Screen
American Folklore Society, Wayne D. Hand Award for The Irresistible Fairy Tale (2012)
Leverhulme Fellow and Visiting Professor, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge (2013)
Adjunct Professor, University of Winnipeg (2013-2016)
Judith Kase Cooper Honorary Research Award (2014), given by the American Alliance for Theatre & Education
Anne Izard Storytellers’ Choice Award (2015), given by librarians, storytellers and educators in Westchester County, New York
Chicago Folklore Prize (2015)
Awarded Fellowship in the Fellows of the American Folklore Society (2016)
Awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK (2016)
Children’s Literature Association Edited Book Award (2017) for Fairy-Tale Films Beyond Disney: International Perspectives
IRSCL Fellow award (2017), The International Research Society for Children’s Literature

Organizational Membership:

Modern Language Association Executive Council, 1991-94
Children’s Literature Association
Brüder Grimm-Gesellschaft
International Research Society for Children’s Literature
Folklore Society (UK)
American Folklore Society
German Studies Association