Beyond the Forest: Jack Zipes & External Links


"Towards a Definition of the Literary Fairy Tale" by Jack Zipes (Originally published in The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales: The Western Fairy Tale Tradition from Medieval to Modern, edited by Jack Zipes.  Oxford: Oxford UP, 2003.) Reprinted with permission.


"Fairy Tales in the Age of Terror: What Terry Gilliam helps to remind us about an ancient genre" by Maria Tatar. Slate (22 Sept. 2005).  An article about Gilliam's movie The Brothers Grimm.

"Tale Spinners: Submerged Voices in Grimms' Fairy Tales" by Ruth B. Bottingheimer. New German Critique 27 (1982). Link to JSTOR (KSU students: use GALILEO to access off-campus). 


Marvels and Tales: Journal of Fairy Tale Studies, published by Wayne State University Press

Fairy Tale Review, published by Fairy Tale Review Press

Journal of Mythic Arts, archive of past publications sponsored by Endicott Studio. Ended publication in 2008.


Tatar, Maria.  The Hard Facts of the Grimms' Fairy Tales.  Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 1987.  Google Books.

Zipes, Jack.  Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion.  New York: Routledge, 1991.  Google Books.


National Geographic's Brothers Grimm site

Brothers Grimm Museum and Castle (German-language, using Google Translate to English)

Grimm Brothers' Home, a site maintained by D.L. Ashliman, last updated July 2010

Grimms' Fairy Tales: a List of 209 Tales, compiled by John Mark Ockerbloom (most likely based on Margaret Hunt's translations)

Grimms' Fairy Tales, published by Project Gutenberg (translations by Edgar Taylor and Marian Edwards)

Grimms' Fairy Tales, in English & German, compiled by Robert Godwin-Jones of Virginia Commonwealth University

Tales of the Brothers Grimm, socio-cultural background provided by Laura Gibbs (for Modern Languages/Anthropology 3043: Folklore & Mythology), Creative Commons License, last updated 2004

SurLaLune Fairy Tales: featuring annotated fairy tales

Snow White Website: a site dedicated to the interpretation and study of "Snow White," compiled and edited by Kay E. Vandergift

"Long before the Grimms' time, storytelling thrived in the milieu of roadhouses, barns, and,

perhaps most energetically, in the Spinnstuben, the spinning chambers of peasant women."

- Thomas O'Neill, "Guardians of the Fairy Tale: The Brothers Grimm," in National Geographic (Dec. 1999): 123.

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