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critic , educator , translator , writer

Jack David Zipes, American educator, writer, critic, translator. Recipient Distinguished Scholar award International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts, 1992; Fulbright fellow, 1981-1982, Guggenheim fellow, 1988-1989, Center for 20th Century Studies fellow, 1983-1984, National Endowment of the Humanities fellow, since 1998.


Zipes, Jack David was born on June 7, 1937 in New York City. Son of Phillip Paul and Celia (Lefkow) Zipes.


Bachelor, Dartmouth College, 1959. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1960. Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1965.


Administrative assistant Institute for Teachers of English, Columbia University, New York City, 1964-1965; instructor Amerika Institut, U. Munich, 1966-1967; assistant professor, New York University, 1967-1972; from associate professor to professor, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1972-1986; professor, U. Florida, Gainesville, 1986-1989; professor, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, since 1989. Visiting professor theater department Freie Universität, Berlin, 1978-1979, German department Columbia University, 1984, folklore research center Columbia Teacher's College, 1986.



Member American Association Teachers German, American Folklore Association, International Board on Books for Young People, Modern Language Association (executive council since 1991), Children's Literature Association (board directors 1985-1988), Brüder- Grim Gesellschaff.


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: storytelling for young people.


Married Carol Harvey Dines, March 10, 1984. 1 child, Hanna.

Phillip Paul Zipes

Celia (Lefkow) Zipes

Carol Harvey Dines

Hanna Zipes