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Abstract In this exclusive, Elizabeth and Karin talk about ten songs that they really like and why. A non-academic birthday conversation about the music of Michael Jackson. REFERENCE AS: Merx, Karin, and Elizabeth Amisu. “Episode 50 – Exclusive The 10 songs of Karin & Elizabeth – MJAS Exclusive” Podcast, Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation 8, no. 1 (2021). Published electronically 29/07/2021. https://michaeljacksonstudies.org/episode50-exclusive The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies asks that you acknowledge The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies as the source of our Content; if you use material from The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies online, we request that you link directly to the stable URL provided. If you use our content offline, we ask that you credit the source as follows: “Courtesy of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies.” Episode 50 – Exclusive The Ten Songs of Karin & Elizabeth By Karin Merx & Elizabeth Amisu Karin Merx BMus, MA, is editor of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies, and author of  ‘A festive parade of highlights. La Grande Parade as evaluation of the museum policy of Edy De Wilde at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam’. Find out more about Karin here. Elizabeth Amisu, PGCE, MA, is editor of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies and author of The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson: His Music, His Persona, and His Artistic Afterlife. Find out more about Elizabeth here. References Joseph Vogel, Man in the Music: The Creative Life and Work of Michael Jackson (Sterling; 1st edition (1 Oct. 2011)).Susan Fast, Dangerous (‎ Bloombury (5 Dec. 2014)).Songs discussed: Ben, Jam, Black Or White, Stranger In Moscow, Little Susie, Remember the Time, She’s out of my life, Price of Fame, Slave to the rhythm, The Love You SaveKarin Merx, "From Throne to Wilderness: Michael Jackson’s ‘Stranger in Moscow’ and the Foucauldian Outlaw", The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies 1, no. 4 (2015).

Aug 29

1 hr 9 min

Abstract In this exclusive, Elizabeth and Karin discuss the program Faking It of the streaming service Discovery+. They analyse the footage, the premise and the way they try to shoehorn Michael Jackson into an abuser role by way of using debunked and highly questionable footage as the source. REFERENCE AS: Merx, Karin, and Elizabeth Amisu. “Episode 49 – Faking It - MJAS Exclusive” Podcast, Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation 7, no. 6 (2021). Published electronically 27/06/2021. https://michaeljacksonstudies.org/episode49-mjas-exclusive-faking-it/. The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies asks that you acknowledge The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies as the source of our Content; if you use material from The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies online, we request that you link directly to the stable URL provided. If you use our content offline, we ask that you credit the source as follows: “Courtesy of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies.” Episode 49 – Faking It By Karin Merx & Elizabeth Amisu Karin Merx BMus, MA, is editor of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies, and author of  ‘A festive parade of highlights. La Grande Parade as evaluation of the museum policy of Edy De Wilde at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam’. Find out more about Karin here. Elizabeth Amisu, PGCE, MA, is editor of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies and author of The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson: His Music, His Persona, and His Artistic Afterlife. Find out more about Elizabeth here.

Jun 28

58 min 39 sec

Abstract In part 2 of On The Wall, Elizabeth and Karin discuss the exhibition guided by the catalogue and the art and artists curated by Elizabeth. They walk you through the exhibition as if they are there explaining what they see and put it into context. REFERENCE AS: Merx, Karin, and Elizabeth Amisu. “Episode 48 – On The Wall Part 2” Podcast, Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation 7, no. 6 (2021). Published electronically 27/05/2021. https://michaeljacksonstudies.org/episode48-part-2-on-the-wall/. The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies asks that you acknowledge The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies as the source of our Content; if you use material from The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies online, we request that you link directly to the stable URL provided. If you use our content offline, we ask that you credit the source as follows: “Courtesy of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies.” Episode 48 – On The Wall Part 2 By Karin Merx & Elizabeth Amisu Karin Merx BMus, MA, is editor of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies, and author of  ‘A festive parade of highlights. La Grande Parade as evaluation of the museum policy of Edy De Wilde at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam’. Find out more about Karin here. Elizabeth Amisu, PGCE, MA, is editor of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies and author of The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson: His Music, His Persona, and His Artistic Afterlife. Find out more about Elizabeth here. References Margo Jefferson, 'Was I in denial? Margo Jefferson on Michael Jackson's legacy', The Guardian (2019) https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/jun/07/margo-jefferson-on-michael-jacksonJoseph Vogel, 'How Dangerous kicked Off Michael Jackson's Race paradox', The Guardian (2018) https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/mar/17/black-and-white-how-dangerous-kicked-off-michael-jacksons-race-paradoxAdrian Searle, 'Michael Jackson On The Wall Review,' The Guardian (2018) https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/jun/27/michael-jackson-on-the-wall-review-artists-dream-model-national-portrait-gallery-londonElizabeth Amisu, 'Academic Book Review: On Michael Jackson', The Journal Of Michael Jackson Academic Studies 1, no. 1 (2014). https://michaeljacksonstudies.org/elizabeth-amisu-on-michael-jackson-by-margo-jefferson/Mark Ryden about the frame of The dangerous Painting and On The Wall, Watch HereMichele Wallace, 'Michael Jackson, Black Modernisms and ‘The Ecstasy of Communication', The Journal Of Michael Jackson Academic Studies 1, no. 4 (2015) https://michaeljacksonstudies.org/michael-jackson-black-modernisms-and-the-ecstasy-of-communication/Joseph Vogel, 'Michael Jackson’s dangerous and the reinvention of pop', Popmatters, https://www.popmatters.com/michael-jackson-reinvention-of-pop-2495948728.htmlIsabelle Petitjean, Conference “Dangerous", Michael Jackson & Mark Ryden, Pop Music & Fine Arts. Watch Here Isabelle Petitjean, "Dangerous" - from Mark Ryden to Michael Jackson - Pop Culture in the Pantheon of Fine Arts (Delatour ed, 2017).Michael Bush, The King of Style: Dressing Michael Jackson (Insight Editions 2021).Elizabeth Amisu, ‘Liberace Has Gone To War’: Undressing Michael Jackson’s Fashion', Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson: His Music, His Persona, and His Artistic Afterlife (Preager, 2016).Banksy, Exit Through the Gift Shop’, documentary (UK, 2010) Watch Here, Buy DvD Joseph Vogel, 'I Ain't Scared of No Sheets: Rescreening Black Masculinity in Michael Jackson's Black or White', Journal of Popular Music Studies 27,1 (2015) https://www.academia.edu/11493559/I_Ain_t_Scared_of_No_Sheets_Re_screening_Black_Masculinity_in_Michael_Jackson_s_Black_or_White_Journal_of_Popular_Music_Studies_27_1_March_2015Willa Stilwater, M Poetica: Michael Jackson's Art of Connection and Defiance, Second Edition (Kindle, 2013).Karin merx, Elizabeth Amisu,

May 27

1 hr 32 min

Abstract In part 1 of On The Wall, Elizabeth and Karin discuss the exhibition guided by the Directors Essay The Last Modernist. They talk about the entry of Margot Jefferson and why they think it wasn't maybe such a good idea to have her write her essay and several artists who participated in this travelling exhibition. REFERENCE AS: Merx, Karin, and Elizabeth Amisu. “Episode 47 – On The Wall Part 1” Podcast, Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation 7, no. 6 (2021). Published electronically 08/05/2021. https://michaeljacksonstudies.org/episode47-part-1-on-the-wall/. The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies asks that you acknowledge The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies as the source of our Content; if you use material from The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies online, we request that you link directly to the stable URL provided. If you use our content offline, we ask that you credit the source as follows: “Courtesy of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies.” Episode 47 – On The Wall Part 1 By Karin Merx & Elizabeth Amisu Karin Merx BMus, MA, is editor of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies, and author of  ‘A festive parade of highlights. La Grande Parade as evaluation of the museum policy of Edy De Wilde at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam’. Find out more about Karin here. Elizabeth Amisu, PGCE, MA, is editor of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies and author of The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson: His Music, His Persona, and His Artistic Afterlife. Find out more about Elizabeth here. References 1. Nicolas Cullinan Appointed Director of The National Portrait Gallery https://www.npg.org.uk/about/press-old/nicholas-cullinan-appointed-new-director2. Nicolas Cullinan, On The Wall exhibition, National Portrait Gallery (2018) https://www.npg.org.uk/whatson/michael-jackson-on-the-wall/exhibition/3. Nicolas Cullinan, ed, On The Wall, National Portrait Gallery (2018) https://www.artbook.com/9781855147119.html4. Nicolas Cullinan, ‘The last Modernist’, On The Wall (London: National Portrait Gallery, 2018)5. Lorraine O’ Grady, The First And The Last Of The Modernists, Diptych Red (Charles and Michael) (2010).6. Lorraine O’ Grady, The First And The Last Of The Modernists, Diptych Gray (Charles and Michael) (2010).7. Margot Jefferson, ‘A life and afterlife of shape-shifting’, On The Wall (London: National Portrait Gallery, 2018)8. Shakespeare, ‘Prospero’, The Tempest, https://www.sparknotes.com/shakespeare/tempest/character/prospero/9. Barry Samaha, ‘Curator of EMMA’s Michael Jackson exhibition Comments and Controversy’, Surface (August 27, 2019) https://www.surfacemag.com/articles/michael-jackson-emma-on-the-wall/10. Karin Merx, ‘La Grande Parade’ as evaluation of the museum policy of Edy De Wilde at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (Eburon Academic Publishers, 2013) (Dutch https://www.amazon.co.uk/Een-feestelijke-optocht-van-hoogtepunten/dp/9059727274)11. Isabelle Petitjean, Dangerous - from Mark Ryden to Michael Jackson: Pop music in the pantheon of Fine Arts (Delatour, 2016) https://www.amazon.com/Dangerous-Mark-Ryden-Michael-Jackson/dp/275210304212. Michelle Wallace, “Michael Jackson, Black Modernisms and ‘The Ecstasy of Communication.” The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies 1, no. 4 (2015) https://michaeljacksonstudies.org/michael-jackson-black-modernisms-and-the-ecstasy-of-communication/ 13. Isabelle Petitjean, Conference - From Mark Ryden to Michael Jackson (2019) Watch HERE 14. Edward L. Bernays, Propaganda (Horace Liveright, 1928)15. Jean Baudrillard, Simulacra and Simulation: The Body in Theory: Histories of Cultural Materialism, translation: Sheila Frasian Glaser (University Press Michigan, 1994). 16. Zadie Smith, 'Michael, Before and After', On The Wall (London: National Portrait Gallery, 2018).

May 8

1 hr 38 min

Abstract In this special, Elizabeth and Karin have Brice Najar as a guest. They discuss the album Xscape on various levels. A discussion about Copyright, the integrity to finish the art of an artist, and if so do you put it out as an original Michael Jackson or not and much more. In this lovely, challenging and sometimes bold discussion they agree on one thing. Teach young Michael Jackson fans from his work and not from mixes. REFERENCE AS: Merx, Karin, and Elizabeth Amisu. “Episode 46 – Xscape: Insights In The Working Brain Of An Artist.” Podcast, Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation 7, no. 6 (2021). Published electronically 04/04/2021. https://michaeljacksonstudies.org/episode46-xscape/. The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies asks that you acknowledge The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies as the source of our Content; if you use material from The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies online, we request that you link directly to the stable URL provided. If you use our content offline, we ask that you credit the source as follows: “Courtesy of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies.” Episode 46 – MJAS Exclusive: Escape By Karin Merx & Elizabeth Amisu and guest Brice Najar Karin Merx BMus, MA, is editor of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies, and author of  ‘A festive parade of highlights. La Grande Parade as evaluation of the museum policy of Edy De Wilde at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam’. Find out more about Karin here. Elizabeth Amisu, PGCE, MA, is editor of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies and author of The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson: His Music, His Persona, and His Artistic Afterlife. Find out more about Elizabeth here. References Wealth dynamics test online: www.wealthdynamics.com/Brice Najar, Book on the Dance Floor, 2020 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Book-Dance-Floor-Lets-HIStory/dp/B08QBRJBWRDamien Shields, Michael Jackson: Songs & Stories Of The Vault (Modegy, LLC.: 3rd edition, 2018).Joseph Vogel, ‘Linernotes’, Xscape (Deluxe album) 2014. https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=michael+jackson+xscape+deluxe&i=popular&crid=3N14FTNBCK3W9&sprefix=xscape+deluxe+michael+jackson%2Cpopular%2C168&ref=nb_sb_ss_ts-doa-p_1_29.Elizabeth Amisu ed., Oroonoko, Aphra Behn (1640–1689) (See Image)Elizabeth Amisu, ‘The Power Of The Editor: Michael Jackson’s Posthumous Releases’, The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson: His Music, His Persona, and his Afterlife (Preager, 2016) p179.Rian Malan, The Lion Sleeps Tonight, Netflix https//www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/la-et-ms-lion-sleeps-tonight-netflix-documentary-20190515-story.htmJoseph Vogel, ‘Invincible’, Man in The Music (Dutton / Signet; Reprint edition, 2019) p 351.Karin Merx, ‘Episode 37 Interview with Dr Susan Rogers' vol. 5 season 6, The Journal Of Michael Jackson Academic Studies (21/07/18). https://michaeljacksonstudies.org/episode-37/Karin Merx & Elizabeth Amisu, ‘Episode 44 ‘Earth Song’, Vol. 6 Season 7, The Journal Of Michael Jackson Academic Studies (21/01/21). https://michaeljacksonstudies.org/episode-44-earthsong/Clint Smith, ‘How To Raise A Black Son in America’ Ted Talk (March 2015) https://www.ted.com/talks/clint_smith_how_to_raise_a_black_son_in_america?language=mgPaulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed (Penguin Classics, 2017) https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pedagogy-Oppressed-Penguin-Modern-Classics/dp/0241301114/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1HK6GHL5HUU&dchild=1&keywords=the+pedagogy+of+the+oppressed&qid=1617555743&sprefix=the+pedagogy+of+the+oppressed%2Caps%2C161&sr=8-1Brice Najar, Interview with Kathy Wakefield https://bricenajar.com/en/kathy-wakefield-en/Karin Merx & Elizabeth Amisu, ‘Episode 15 MJAS Exclusive – Live from Kingvention’, vol. 3 season 3 The Journal Of Michael Jackson Academic Studies (13/9/16).https://michaeljacksonstudies.org/episode-15/You can find Brice Najar https://bricenajar.com'An Interview with Brice Najar' for The Journal ...

Apr 4

1 hr 44 min

Abstract In this episode, Karin and Elizabeth discuss Stranger in Moscow, the meaning and the symbols in the short film and the lyrics. REFERENCE AS: Merx, Karin, and Elizabeth Amisu. “Episode 45 – Stranger in Moscow ” Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation 7, no. 4 (2021). Published electronically 21/03/21. https://michaeljacksonstudies.org/past-prsent-future-book-4/ The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies asks that you acknowledge The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies as the source of our Content; if you use material from The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies online, we request that you link directly to the stable URL provided. If you use our content offline, we ask that you credit the source as follows: “Courtesy of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies.” Episode 45: Stranger in Moscow by Elizabeth Amisu and Karin Merx Karin Merx BMus, MA, is editor of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies, and author of  ‘A festive parade of highlights. La Grande Parade as evaluation of the museum policy of Edy De Wilde at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam’. Find out more about Karin here. Elizabeth Amisu, PGCE, MA, is editor of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies and author of The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson: His Music, His Persona, and His Artistic Afterlife. References and where to find them Joseph Vogel, Man In The Music (Dutton / Signet; Reprint edition (27 Aug. 2019))Willa, Lisha, 'A Look at Neo-Noir in Michael Jackson’s Short Films', Dancing with the Elephant (28 Jan. 2016)Episode 4 (1/3/16): Michael Jackson And Monochromatic CinematographyElizabeth Amisu, The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson, His Music, His Persona, and His Artistic Afterlife (Praeger, 2016)Karin Merx, 'From Throne to Wilderness: Michael Jackson’s ‘Stranger in Moscow’ and the Foucauldian Outlaw' The Journal Of Michael Jackson Academic Studies, vol1-4 (June 29, 2015)

Mar 21

46 min 32 sec

In this episode, Karin and Elizabeth revisit Earth Song and they discuss its relevance today. The messages Michael Jackson always had in his songs, the power of this particular song and how we should take his messages very seriously and start action upon it. REFERENCE AS: Merx, Karin, and Elizabeth Amisu. “Episode 43 – Past – Present – Future Book 4 ” Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation 7, no. 3 (2021). Published electronically 14/01/21. https://michaeljacksonstudies.org/past-prsent-future-book-4/ The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies asks that you acknowledge The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies as the source of our Content; if you use material from The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies online, we request that you link directly to the stable URL provided. If you use our content offline, we ask that you credit the source as follows: “Courtesy of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies.” Episode 44: Earth Song by Elizabeth Amisu and Karin Merx Karin Merx BMus, MA, is editor of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies, and author of  ‘A festive parade of highlights. La Grande Parade as evaluation of the museum policy of Edy De Wilde at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam’. Find out more about Karin here. Elizabeth Amisu, PGCE, MA, is editor of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies and author of The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson: His Music, His Persona, and His Artistic Afterlife. References and where to find them Joseph Vogel, Earth Song: Michael Jackson And The Art Of Compassion (Blakevision Books, 2017)Isabelle Petitjean, Dangerous - from Mark Ryden to Michael Jackson PETITJEAN Isabelle (Delatour France (August 5, 2016)David Attenborough, Extinction The Facts, documentary Leonardo DiCaprio, Before the Flood, documentary

Feb 21

52 min 27 sec

Abstract: In this episode, Karin and Elizabeth, look back, tell where they are right now and look into the future of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies. REFERENCE AS: Merx, Karin, and Elizabeth Amisu. “Episode 43 – Past - Present - Future Book 4 ” Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation 7, no. 3 (2021). Published electronically 14/01/21. https://michaeljacksonstudies.org/past-prsent-future-book-4/ The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies asks that you acknowledge The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies as the source of our Content; if you use material from The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies online, we request that you link directly to the stable URL provided. If you use our content offline, we ask that you credit the source as follows: “Courtesy of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies.” Episode 43: Past - Present - Future Book 4 by Elizabeth Amisu and Karin Merx Karin Merx BMus, MA, is editor of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies, and author of  ‘A festive parade of highlights. La Grande Parade as evaluation of the museum policy of Edy De Wilde at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam’. Find out more about Karin here. Elizabeth Amisu, PGCE, MA, is editor of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies and author of The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson: His Music, His Persona, and His Artistic Afterlife. References and where to find them Elizabeth Amisu, 'The Power Of The Editor and Michael Jackson's Posthumous Releases', The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson: His Music, His Persona, and His Artistic Afterlife (Praeger, 2016), pp 179-188.Leo Balai, Slave Ship Leusden: A Story of Mutiny, Shipwreck and Murder (UTS Publishing, 2014). (this is his PhD thesis)MJAS Exclusive – Michael Jackson & Prince Part IMichael Jackson & Prince Part IIMJ Studies Today (14-04-2018) – Kerry Hennigan

Jan 14

1 hr 18 min

Abstract: In this episode, Karin and Elizabeth, explore Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson through the album Songs In The Key Of Life, and the works of Michael Jackson. They both encourage readers who are interested in researching and writing about Stevie Wonder, to send their works to the journal. REFERENCE AS: Merx, Karin, and Elizabeth Amisu. “Episode 42 – Exploring Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson ” Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation 7, no. 2 (2021). Published electronically 14/12/20. https://michaeljacksonstudies.org/exploring-stevie-wonder-michael-jackson/ The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies asks that you acknowledge The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies as the source of our Content; if you use material from The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies online, we request that you link directly to the stable URL provided. If you use our content offline, we ask that you credit the source as follows: “Courtesy of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies.” Episode 42: Exploring Stevie Wonder & Michael Jackson by Elizabeth Amisu and Karin Merx Karin Merx BMus, MA, is editor of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies, and author of  ‘A festive parade of highlights. La Grande Parade as evaluation of the museum policy of Edy De Wilde at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam’. Find out more about Karin here. Elizabeth Amisu, PGCE, MA, is editor of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies and author of The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson: His Music, His Persona, and His Artistic Afterlife. References and where to find them Elizabeth Amisu, 'Horcruxes: Michael (Split Seven Ways) Jackson, The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson: His Music, His Persona, and His Artistic Afterlife (Praeger, 2016), pp 137-139.Zeth Lundy, Songs In The Key Of Life (Bloomsbury 33 1/3, 2019).The Michael Jackson Wonder Connection Internet: http://www.steviewonder.org.uk/bio/life-stories/michael-jackson.html

Dec 2020

54 min 20 sec

Abstract: In this episode, Karin and Elizabeth, finally decided that the documentaries Leaving Neverland and The Real Michael Jackson needed to be discussed. It took them quite a while to watch the documentaries and they are uneasy topics to discuss. However, we found that new Michael Jackson scholars need to be informed. It is therefore that we also put as much resources in the show notes as possible. REFERENCE AS: Merx, Karin, and Elizabeth Amisu. “Episode 41 – Leaving Neverland & The Real Michael Jackson ” Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation 7, no. 2 (2020). Published electronically 14/11/20. https://michaeljacksonstudies.org/leaving-neverland-the-real-michael-jackson/ The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies asks that you acknowledge The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies as the source of our Content; if you use material from The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies online, we request that you link directly to the stable URL provided. If you use our content offline, we ask that you credit the source as follows: “Courtesy of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies.” Episode 41: Leaving Neverland & The Real Michael Jackson by Elizabeth Amisu and Karin Merx Karin Merx BMus, MA, is editor of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies, and author of  ‘A festive parade of highlights. La Grande Parade as evaluation of the museum policy of Edy De Wilde at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam’. Find out more about Karin here. Elizabeth Amisu, PGCE, MA, is editor of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies and author of The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson: His Music, His Persona, and His Artistic Afterlife. References and where to find them: Square One, director Danny Wu, https://youtu.be/ZxNDb2PVcoM, also available on Amazon PrimeThe Lies of Leaving Neverland, on You-tube: https://youtu.be/Hz-vEaq8pu8, or the website Leavingneverlandlies.netCharles Thomson, Unfinished: Shoebury's Lost Boys, podcast Unfinished: Shoebury’s Lost Boys.MJCast, The New Adventures of Charlie Thomson, episode 121, themjcast.comElizabeth Amisu, The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson: His Music, His Persona, and His Artistic Afterlife (Praeger 2016), pp105-111.Michael Jackson, Dancing The Dream (Doubleday 1992), p. 51'An Interview David Nordahl' , issue 2, 4, The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies Click Here Willa & Lisa, '‘Leaving Neverland’: Why You Wanna Trip on Me?' Dancing with the Elephant April 4 2019, Click Here Elizabeth Amisu, 'On Michael Jackson' by Margot Jefferson - Academic Book Review, Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies (2014), Click HereKerry Hennigan, MJ Studies Today XL, The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies, Issue 4, 5 (14-04-2019) Click Here

Nov 2020

57 min 57 sec

Abstract: In this episode, Karin and Elizabeth, discuss Michael Jackson's Moonwalker film and see if there is a narrative more than it is just an anthology. REFERENCE AS: Merx, Karin, and Elizabeth Amisu. “Episode 40 – Moonwalker ” Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation 6, no. 1 (2020). Published electronically 21/07/20. http://michaeljacksonstudies.org/moonwalker/ The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies asks that you acknowledge The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies as the source of our Content; if you use material from The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies online, we request that you link directly to the stable URL provided. If you use our content offline, we ask that you credit the source as follows: “Courtesy of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies.” Episode 40: Moonwalker by Elizabeth Amisu and Karin Merx Karin Merx BMus, MA, is editor of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies, and author of  ‘A festive parade of highlights. La Grande Parade as evaluation of the museum policy of Edy De Wilde at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam’. Find out more about Karin here. Elizabeth Amisu, PGCE, MA, is editor of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies and author of The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson: His Music, His Persona, and His Artistic Afterlife. All Our References and Where to Easily Find Them 1. Michael Jackson, Moonwalker, (1988 Anthology film)2. Bugsy Malone Director, Alan Parker https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQ9Em0jJBQs3. C. Harris White, 'Secret History Of Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s “The Moon Is Walking” From ‘Moonwalker’, OkayPlayer Online Magazine (https://www.okayplayer.com/originals/secret-history-ladysmith-black-mambazo-michael-jackson-moonwalker.html)4.Eliza Wells, 'The Representation of Women and Gender inWarner Bros. Cartoons: A Performance of Satire', Wallstone Carft Award (2015) https://digitalcommons.augustana.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1002&context=wollstonecraftaward

Jul 2020

1 hr 21 min

Abstract: In this Special episode, Karin and Elizabeth, discuss Michael Jackson and civil Rights and how he addressed institutional racism in his Art. NB: Unfortunately there is a disturbing noise in the last 5 minutes of the recording. I was unable to delete it from the recording and decided the topic is too important to cut it all out. My excuses to the listeners. REFERENCE AS: Merx, Karin, and Elizabeth Amisu. “Episode 39 – MJ & Civil Rights” Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation 6, no. 4 (2020). Published electronically 20/06/20. http://michaeljacksonstudies.org/episode-39/ The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies asks that you acknowledge The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies as the source of our Content; if you use material from The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies online, we request that you link directly to the stable URL provided. If you use our content offline, we ask that you credit the source as follows: “Courtesy of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies.” Episode 39: MJ & Civil Right by Elizabeth Amisu & Karin Merx I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear-Dr Martin Luther King Karin Merx BMus, MA, is editor of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies, and author of  ‘A festive parade of highlights. La Grande Parade as evaluation of the museum policy of Edy De Wilde at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam’. Find out more about Karin here. Elizabeth Amisu, PGCE, MA, is editor of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies and author of The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson: His Music, His Persona, and His Artistic Afterlife. All Our References and Where to Easily Find Them 1. Institutional Racism Explained https://youtu.be/MdOCyqPcp2o2. Black Historyhttps://history.com/topic/black-history3. Research guides British Transatlantic Slave-Trade Recordshttps://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/british-transatlantic-slave-trade-records/4. History in Focushttps://archives.history.ac.uk/history-in-focus/Slavery/websites.html5. Number of people shot to death by the police in the United States from 2017 to 2020, by race https://www.statista.com/statistics/585152/people-shot-to-death-by-us-police-by-race/6. Joseph Vogel, "Am I the Beast You Visualized?"The Cultural Abuse of Michael Jackson, Huffington Post, Jan 02, 2012.https://www.huffpost.com/entry/michael-jackson-trial-_b_10687507. Michael Jackson, They Don't Care About Us -Brasil Version-, Director, Spike Lee.https://youtu.be/QNJL6nfu__Q8. Esther Schreuder, European nobility Dressing Up as Moor Etheopian, African or African Continent, Black is Beautiful: from Rubens to Dumas, Cat. exh. De Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam, July 26 – October 26, 2008, (Waanders, 2008).https://estherschreuder.wordpress.com/2020/03/13/from-the-black-is-beautiful-rubens-to-dumas-catalogue-european-nobility-dressing-up-as-moor-ethiopian-african-or-african-continent/ TED Talks9. Clint Smith, How To Raise a Black Son in America,https://www.ted.com/talks/clint_smith_how_to_raise_a_black_son_in_america/up-next?language=en#t-1890510. Dr. Kimberlé Crenshaw, The Urgency of Intersectionallity https://www.ted.com/talks/kimberle_crenshaw_the_urgency_of_intersectionality?language=en NETFLIX 11. Dream Girls, director: Bill Gordon, Cast: Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Eddy Murphy12. Selma, Selma is a 2014 historical drama film directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Paul Webb. It is based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches initiated and directed by James Bevel and led by Martin Luther King Jr., Hosea Williams, and John Lewis.https://youtu.be/x6t7vVTxaic13. 13th, Documentary, director: Ava DuVernay.14. When They See Us, Documentary, director: Ava DuVernay.15. Who Killed Malcolm X?, Documentary, directors: Rachel Dretzin, Phil Bertelsen.16. LA92, Documentary, directors: Daniel Lindsay, T.J. Martin.17.

Jun 2020

44 min 35 sec

Abstract: In this episode, Karin and Elizabeth, discuss Michael Jackson and Beyoncé also known as The King of Pop and Queen Bey, and how they fit into the archetype of Black Royalty. REFERENCE AS: Merx, Karin, and Elizabeth Amisu. “Episode 38 – The King of Pop & Queen Bey" Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation 6, no. 4 (2020). Published electronically 10/06/20. http://michaeljacksonstudies.org/episode-38/ The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies asks that you acknowledge The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies as the source of our Content; if you use material from The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies online, we request that you link directly to the stable URL provided. If you use our content offline, we ask that you credit the source as follows: “Courtesy of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies.” Episode 38 The King of Pop & Queen Beyby Elizabeth Amisu & Karin Merx It is good to see that we have a Queen next to the King Karin Merx BMus, MA, is editor of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies, and author of  ‘A festive parade of highlights. La Grande Parade as evaluation of the museum policy of Edy De Wilde at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam’. Find out more about Karin here. Elizabeth Amisu, PGCE, MA, is editor of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies and author of The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson: His Music, His Persona, and His Artistic Afterlife. All Our References and Where to Easily Find Them 1. Evan Minsker, ‘Beyoncé Writes Tribute to Michael Jackson on Five-Year Anniversary of His Death’, PitchFork, June 25, 2014. Internet https://pitchfork.com/news/55709-beyonce-writes-tribute-to-michael-jackson-on-five-year-anniversary-of-his-death/ 2. First person(s) who played a Half Time Show at the Super Bowl were New Kids on the Block in 1991. Prior to that it were University Bands performing. 3. Saartje Baartman (1789-1815) The Life and Times of Sara Baartman: The Hottentot Venus Documentary at Vimeo 4. John Merrick (1862-1890): The Elephant Man Biography.com original: Sept. 18, 2015, Updated: June 25, 2019 https://www.biography.com/performer/elephant-man-joseph-merrick Netflix documentaries 5. Becoming Documentary, Director: Nadia Haligren, Cast Michelle Obama   Join former first lady Michelle Obama in an intimate documentary looking at her life, hopes and connection with others as she tours with ‘Becoming’ 6. Michelle Obama, Becoming (Viking; first edition 2018) Amazon 7. Homecoming Documentary, Directors: Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Ed Burke, Cast Beyoncé Knowles-Carter  This intimate, in-depth look at Beyoncé’s celebrated 2018 Cochella performance reveals the emotional road from creative concept to cultural movement. 8. Adrienne Trier-Bieniek (ed), The Beyonce Effect: Essays on Sexuality, race and Feminism (McFarland, July 2016) Amazon

Jun 2020

42 min 52 sec

Abstract: In this eighth episode, an MJAS Exclusive, Elizabeth and Karin are joined by guests, fellow academics, Lisha McDuff and Roberta Meek, to discuss Michael Jackson's art, resonance and cultural impact alongside the late musician, Prince. In the first of two podcast episodes, we delve into facets of Jackson and Prince that you may never have thought of before, offering new perspectives on their careers and their posthumous reception. REFERENCE AS: Merx, Karin, Elizabeth Amisu, Roberta Meek, and Lisha McDuff. "Episode 8 – MJAS Exclusive: Michael Jackson & Prince Part I (with Lisha Mcduff & Roberta Meek)." Podcast, Michael Jackson's Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation2, no. 3 (2016). Published electronically 28/05/16. http://michaeljacksonstudies.org/episode-8-28516-mjas-exclusive-michael-jackson-prince-part-i/. The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies asks that you acknowledge The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies as the source of our Content; if you use material from The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies online, we request that you link directly to the stable URL provided. If you use our content offline, we ask that you credit the source as follows: “Courtesy of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies.” Episode 8 – MJAS Exclusive: Michael Jackson & Prince Part IBy Karin Merx, Elizabeth Amisu, Lisha McDuff and Roberta Meek 'When you have a great artist they are going to fool you every time. They are going to take whatever you give them and they're going to make art out of it.'- Lisha McDuff 'Prince is the epitome of cool, from the 1980s on, for black audiences, for black male audiences... This is not a dependency on a crossover. This is not a dependency on a white mass audience... Prince like Michael was sexually appealing to anybody and everybody on the gender spectrum on any level...'– Roberta Meek Episode Questions: 1. Do you find significance in the fact that Michael Jackson died at 50 and Prince died at 57?2. We have a lot of comparative discussions about MJ. How helpful or unhelpful do you think these comparisons are3. Does the tendency to compare African-American artists tell us about how they are perceived by the establishment.4. 1987’s Bad was intended as a duet between MJ & Prince. What are your thoughts on that?5. Let’s discuss MJ & Prince difficulties with their record labels. How do you think this affected artistic output of their careers? © Elizabeth Amisu Karin Merx BMus, MA, is editor of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies, and author of  ‘A festive parade of highlights. La Grande Parade as evaluation of the museum policy of Edy De Wilde at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam’. Find out more about Karin here. Elizabeth Amisu, PGCE, MA, is editor of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies and author of The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson: His Music, His Persona, and His Artistic Afterlife.  Lisha McDuff is a classically trained professional musician with an MA in Popular Music Studies from the University of Liverpool. She is currently continuing her research at McMaster University, focusing on the art of Michael Jackson. She is the co-presenter of the acclaimed academic blog, Dancing with the Elephant: Conversations about Michael Jackson, His Art and Social Change. Find out more about Lisha here. Roberta Meek is a full-time lecturer at Muhlenberg College. A historian trained at Temple University, she specializes in African American history and the history of race and social movements in the US context. In Fall 2015, she was able to put both her scholarly expertise and knowledge to work in teaching a First Year Seminar on Michael Jackson. Find out more about Roberta here.

May 2016

1 hr 35 min

Abstract: In this seventh episode, Elizabeth and Karin discuss the fact that this year is the seventh anniversary since Michael Jackson's death, and it is also the 400th anniversary since William Shakespeare's. We draw several connections between the need to celebrate Shakespeare's legacy and the ongoing debates about how to preserve Michael Jackson's. As always, our discussions take us into new and exciting places of thought and expansion. Enjoy! REFERENCE AS: Merx, Karin, and Elizabeth Amisu. "Episode 7 – MJ 7 Meets Shakespeare 400." Podcast, Michael Jackson's Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation2, no. 3 (2016). Published electronically 7/05/16. http://michaeljacksonstudies.org/episode-7-7516-mj-7-meets-shakespeare-400/. The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies asks that you acknowledge The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies as the source of our Content; if you use material from The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies online, we request that you link directly to the stable URL provided. If you use our content offline, we ask that you credit the source as follows: “Courtesy of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies.” Episode 7 – MJ 7 Meets Shakespeare 400By Karin Merx & Elizabeth Amisu 'It's always important to embrace art that has such a significant influence in culture... In time we'll have so much more on Jackson, adaptations of his work and so much more.'- Karin Merx https://youtu.be/lw9Wf-PNAk8 ©Kings College London UK All Our References and Where to Easily Find Them1. Shakespeare 400 is a 'consortium of leading cultural, creative and educational organisations, coordinated by King’s College London', who, throughout 2016, are marking Shakespeare's 400th anniversary in 'a connected series of public performances, programmes, exhibitions and creative activities' throughout the city of London.2. Shakespeare400 - http://www.shakespeare400.org/3. The First Folio(1623), published seven years after Shakespeare died.4.  ‘Chapter 20 – The Power of the Editor and Michael Jackson’s Posthumous Releases’ In The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson: His Music, His Persona, and His Artistic Afterlife (Praeger, 2016).5. Michael Jackson's Dream Lives On 'Episode 3 (7/2/16): What is Michael Jackson Studies?'6. James Shapiro, 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare (Faber & Faber, 2006)7. Sarah Dustagheer, Jennifer Young and Hannah Crawforth, Shakespeare in London (Bloomsbury, 2015)8. Elizabeth Amisu's 6-week online course, An Introduction to Michael Jackson Studies at Online Arts Education. Introduction and first lesson completely free! [N.B. This offer has now expired.]9. Professor Marie Plasse's Michael Jackson: Reading the King of Pop as Cultural Text at Merrimack College.10. Dr Tristan Cabello at American University, Washington, DC, United States of America11. Michael Jackson ONE, tribute show by Cirque du Soleil. Karin Merx BMus, MA, Artist, is editor of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies, and author of  ‘A festive parade of highlights. La Grande Parade as evaluation of the museum policy of Edy De Wilde at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam’. Find out more about Karin here.Elizabeth Amisu, PGCE, MA, is editor of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies and author of The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson: His Music, His Persona, and His Artistic Afterlife.  www.michaeljacksonstudies.orgfacebook.com/michaeljacksonstudiestwitter.com/mjas29

May 2016

35 min 53 sec

Abstract: In this fifth episode, a bonus MJAS Exclusive, Elizabeth and Karin discuss the recent sale of the Sony/ATV catalogue by the Michael Jackson Estate. They use a range of sources to explain exactly what the Estate is, how it functions, and go on to reach new conclusions on Jackson's posthumous resonance from an academic perspective. REFERENCE AS: Merx, Karin, and Elizabeth Amisu. "Episode 5 - MJAS Exclusive: The Business of Michael Jackson’s Estate." Podcast, Michael Jackson's Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation2, no. 2 (2016). Published electronically 7/04/16. http://michaeljacksonstudies.org/episode-5-mjas-exclusive-the-business-of-michael-jacksons-estate/. The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies asks that you acknowledge The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies as the source of our Content; if you use material from The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies online, we request that you link directly to the stable URL provided. If you use our content offline, we ask that you credit the source as follows: “Courtesy of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies.” Episode 5 - MJAS Exclusive: The Business of Michael Jackson’s EstateBy Karin Merx & Elizabeth Amisu 'Milton’s bones, for instance, were dug up at the end of the eighteenth century for souvenirs, just as fragments of his early poems had been exhumed and confiscated by minor poets. Neglected at first, eventually competed for, like Homer, by contending cities, the poet goes to meet his shades. But not unsung. With his dying breath, frequently, an industry springs up around him – memorialists, literary undertakers, chisellers, epitaph-makers. The custodians of his fame take charge of manuscripts and the will. He enters his tomb.'– Lawrence Lipking, The Life of the Poet: Beginnings and Endings All Our References and Where to Easily Find Them1. Statement From Michael’s Estate(MJWN)2. Michael’s Estate Sell Sony/ATV Catalogue - Press Release (MJWN)3. Key Concerns Of Trust And Estate Lawyers- Forbes.com4. 'Interview with author, Lynton Guest' In Episode 27 -Sony/ATV Purchase Roundtableby The MJCast (1:12:30-1:37:00)5. 'Even After $750M Sony/ATV Deal, Michael Jackson Misconceptions Abound' by Zack O'Malley Greenburg.6. Artist, Michael Jackson's Last Will and Testament.7. Zack O’Malley Greenburg, Michael Jackson, Inc.(Atria, 2014): 225-226.8. ——— 'Michael Jackson's Career Earnings' In Michael Jackson, Inc.(Atria, 2014): 250-251.9. Comprehensive and clear analysis on the Sony-ATV 'buy-sell clause'by Nonlocal Universe.10. Michael Jackson, "Radio Interview." By Jesse Jackson. Keep Hope Alive(27 March 2005).——— "Anti-Racism Speech" (Harlem, 2002)——— "Killer Thriller Speech" (London, 2002)11. Joseph Vogel, "Chapter 9 - The Final Years" In Man in the Music: The Creative Life and Work of Michael Jackson. Sterling, 2011.12. Sir George Herbert, early modern poet (1593 – 1633) famously asked his friend, Nicholas Ferrarto burn his work, The Templeposthumously, however, Ferrar went on to sell the work.13. Professor Rivkah Zim, Lecturer of Early-Modern English and Comparative Literature at King’s College London. See Elizabeth on the course video here.14. 'Chapter 20 – The Power of the Editor and Michael Jackson’s Posthumous Releases' In The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson: His Music, His Persona, and His Artistic Afterlife (Praeger, 2016).15. Lawrence Lipking, The Life of the Poet: Beginning and Ending Poetic Careers.Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1981.16. 'Goodbye Neverland' by Elizabeth Amisu (2014)17. Profile of poet, John Milton, author of Paradise Lost.18. Profile of poet, Homer, author of The Iliad. Karin Merx BMus, MA, is editor of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies, and author of  ‘A festive parade of highlights. La Grande Parade as evaluation of the museum policy of Edy De Wilde at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam’. Elizabeth Amisu, PGCE, MA,

Mar 2016

38 min 51 sec