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Enchanted Screen

Jack Zipes, author of notable Routledge books, Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion, Relentless Progress and most recently, The Enchanted Screen: The Unknown History of Fairy-Tale Films adds commentary to a USAToday.com article on the recent surge of fairy tales on the big screen. The full article can be viewed here.

Jack Zipes is Professor Emeritus of German and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota. An acclaimed translator and scholar of children's literature and culture, his most recent books include Relentless Progress: The Reconfiguration of Children's Literature, Fairy Tales, and Storytelling; The Collected Sicilian Folk and Fairy Tales of Giuseppe Pitré; Why Fairy Tales Stick; Hans Christian Andersen: The Misunderstood Storyteller, Beautiful Angiola; and The Robber with the Witch's Head, all published by Routledge.

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  1. The Enchanted Screen

    The Unknown History of Fairy-Tale Films

    By Jack Zipes

    The Enchanted Screen: The Unknown History of Fairy-Tale Films offers readers a long overdue, comprehensive look at the rich history of fairy tales and their influence on film, complete with the inclusion of an extensive filmography compiled by the author. With this book, Jack Zipes not only looks...

    Published December 13th 2010 by Routledge

  2. Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion

    By Jack Zipes

    Series: Routledge Classics

    The fairy tale is arguably one of the most important cultural and social influences on children's lives. But until the first publication of Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion, little attention had been paid to the ways in which the writers and collectors of tales used traditional forms and...

    Published August 31st 2011 by Routledge

  3. Relentless Progress

    The Reconfiguration of Children's Literature, Fairy Tales, and Storytelling

    By Jack Zipes

    Can fairy tales subvert consumerism? Can fantasy and children's literature counter the homogenizing influence of globalization? Can storytellers retain their authenticity in the age of consumerism? These are some of the critical questions raised by Jack Zipes, the celebrated scholar of fairy tales...

    Published December 5th 2008 by Routledge

  4. The Collected Sicilian Folk and Fairy Tales of Giuseppe Pitré

    By Giuseppe Pitre

    Edited by Jack Zipes, Joseph Russo

    Giuseppe Pitrè, a nineteenth-century Sicilian physician, gathered an enormous wealth of folk and fairy tales as he traveled and treated the poor throughout Palermo. He also received tales from friends and scholars throughout the island of Sicily. A dedicated folklorist, whose significance ranks...

    Published July 23rd 2008 by Routledge

  5. When Dreams Came True

    Classical Fairy Tales and Their Tradition

    By Jack Zipes

    For centuries fairy tales have been a powerful mode of passing cultural values onto our children, and for many these stories delight and haunt us from cradle to grave. But how have these stories become so powerful and why? In When Dreams Came True, Jack Zipes explains the social life of the...

    Published April 15th 2007 by Routledge

  6. Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion

    2nd Edition

    By Jack Zipes

    The fairy tale may be one of the most important cultural and social influences on children's lives. But until Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion, little attention had been paid to the ways in which the writers and collectors of tales used traditional forms and genres in order to shape children's...

    Published April 13th 2006 by Routledge

  7. Why Fairy Tales Stick

    The Evolution and Relevance of a Genre

    By Jack Zipes

    In his latest book, fairy tales expert Jack Zipes explores the question of why some fairy tales "work" and others don't, why the fairy tale is uniquely capable of getting under the skin of culture and staying there. Why, in other words, fairy tales "stick." Long an advocate of the fairy tale as a...

    Published August 16th 2006 by Routledge

  8. Hans Christian Andersen

    The Misunderstood Storyteller

    By Jack Zipes

    The 2005 bicentenary of Hans Christian Andersen's birth is an opportunity to re-evaluate the achievement of one of the great figures of the fairy tale and storytelling tradition, a beloved writer famous for The Snow Queen and The Little Mermaid, The Ugly Duckling and The Red Shoes and many other...

    Published August 17th 2005 by Routledge

  9. The Robber with a Witch's Head

    More Stories from the Great Treasury of Sicilian Folk and Fairy Tales Collected by Laura Gonzenbach

    By Jack Zipes, Laura Gonzenbach

    The Robber with the Witch's Head presents almost fifty new stories about demons and clever maidens and princes. Bursting with life, this is a storyteller's dream, full of adventure and magic, translated by Jack Zipes....

    Published July 28th 2004 by Routledge

  10. Speaking Out

    Storytelling and Creative Drama for Children

    By Jack Zipes

    In his successful Creative Storytelling, Jack Zipes showed how storytelling is a rich and powerful tool for self-expression and for building children's imaginations. In Speaking Out, this master storyteller goes further, speaking out against rote learning and testing and for the positive force...

    Published September 14th 2004 by Routledge

  11. Sticks and Stones

    The Troublesome Success of Children's Literature from Slovenly Peter to Harry Potter

    By Jack Zipes

    First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published January 24th 2002 by Routledge