Virtual Event: Jack Zipes at Artful JourneysOddly Modern Fairy Tales

Beginning November 3, and continuing for six weeks, Jack Zipes will lead an Oddly Modern Fairy Tales course every Tuesday at 8 a.m. ET. Oddly Modern Fairy Tales is a series dedicated to publishing unusual literary fairy tales produced mainly during the first half of the twentieth century. International in scope, the series includes new translations, surprising and unexpected tales by well-known writers and artists, and uncanny stories by gifted yet neglected authors. Postmodern before their time, the tales in Oddly Modern Fairy Tales transformed the genre and still strike a chord. 

November 3–Smack-Bam, or The Art of Governing Men: Political Fairy Tales of Édouard Laboulaye

November 10–Fairy Tales for the Disillusioned: Enchanted Stories in the French Decadent Tradition

November 17–Lucky Hans and Other Merz Fairy Tales by Kurt Schwitters

November 24–The Castle of Truth and Other Revolutionary Tales by Hermynia zur Mühlen

December 1–The Cloak of Dreams: Chinese FairyTales by Béla Balázs

December 8–Old Tales Told Again by Walter de la Mare

The books covered in this Artful Journeys series are from the Oddly Modern Fairy Tales and are available directly through Princeton University Press at a discount. Don’t forget to include the Artful Journeys’ promo code: ZIPES-FG for 30% off these titles and free shipping through 12/15/20.