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Fairytale and children’s literature expert Professor Jack Zipes speaking at the University of Gloucestershire in November


We are very excited to announce that Professor Jack Zipes will be speaking to university students, lecturers, and members of the public in November 2013. His topic is not yet confirmed, but with publications such as Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion (2011), Sticks and Stones: The Troublesome Success of Children’s Literature from Slovenly Peter to Harry Potter (2000), The Enchanted Screen: The Unknown History of Fairy Tale Films (2010), we expect that his lecture will be spell-binding in all senses. Professor Zipes is also the editor of The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales (2000) and The Norton Anthology of Children’s Literature.

Professor Zipes’s lecture is part of the School of Humanities’s inaugural Public Lecture Series. The series kicks off in October 2013 with the University’s  annual Laurie Lee Memorial Lecture at the Cheltenham Festival of Literature . The programme is being finalised, so check back soon.

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