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TALE IN THE MAIL! (Go to the Membership Page)

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In 2023, we celebrated the 200th Anniversary of the first English publication of the brothers Grimm Fairy Tales, The German Popular Stories  (London 1823).

In 2026 we'll commemorate the 200th anniversary of the first American publication (Boston 1826).

The second annual business meeting of the BGSNA was held at the International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts, in Orlando, FL, March 13-16, 2024.

                        The Brothers Grimm: More than Fairy Tales”

Watch the documentary by Gabriele Rose, released in 2022, on YouTube (53 min.)


Prof. Jack Zipes says about the film:

“It is excellent! … Anyone who might want to teach a course about fairy tales should begin with this film, for it raises many questions and clarifies who the Grimms were and how important they are.” 


Our Mission

The BGSNA is a literary, nonprofit (501)(c)(3) public benefit corporation. It was organized under the Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Law for public purposes in the state of Florida on October 2, 2021. The purposes of the corporation are to encourage and promote the study and research of all aspects of the legacy and the spirit of the brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, their works, their lives, their period, and the historic and contemporary dissemination of the Grimms' fairy tales as well as their other texts.

Interview Series

Future Interviews coming soon with writer, teacher, dancer Jeana Jorgensen; Prof. Maria Tatar, Harvard University; Prof. Cristina Bacchilega, University of Hawaii, and film maker Gabriele Rose.


Prof. Haase epitomizes fairy tale studies! He and Prof. Zipes complement each other like the brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm in regards to their lifelong scholarly contributions to fairy tale studies. Click here for Prof. Haase's publications and expertise.


Prof. Lindy Ryan is the winner of the Best Book Chapter Award by the BGSNA for The Unapology of Baba Yaga in “Into the Forest” (2023).

Find more information about the author on her website 




Prof. Jack Zipes is one of the most prominent and prolific scholars of fairy tales in the U.S. and worldwide. Listen to how he discovered the Grimm fairy tales while conducting research on the "Frankfurt School" as a Guggenheim scholar in Germany. His theoretical knowledge of literature and society enabled him to disseminate folk and fairy tales in a new and modern light. His acumen for finding so far unseen details in the stories that evoke justice and morality, as well as his comparative approach are the foundations of his numerous books and articles which brought him accolades from academia and popular media.


“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”

Albert Einstein


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Prof. Emerita Margrit V. Zinggeler, Ph.D.
Eastern Michigan University

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Prof. Claudia Schwabe, Ph.D.
Utah State University

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Prof. Julie Koehler, Ph.D. 
Michigan State University



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