What’s New from The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies
This week the Journal sat down with podcasters, Jamon and Q to discuss their groundbreaking work on the world’s leading podcast on Michael Jackson!
This eleventh episode stands in the light of the forthcoming book of Elizabeth Amisu, editor of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies. Karin has Elizabeth as her guest to interview her on The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson: His Music, His Persona, and His Artistic Afterlife. They talk about how an idea became a book, the model it is based on, and Elizabeth gives a brief overview of some of the chapters in the book.
This tenth episode stands in the light of Michael Jackson’s 7th anniversary, seven years after his death. In this MJAS Exclusive, Elizabeth and Karin are joined by guest, fellow academic and author, Joseph Vogel, to discuss the seventh song of the seven adult solo albums of Michael Jackson. They explore the symbolism of the number seven and the meaning of this number for Jackson personally, as well as how, after seven years Jackson’s representation has evolved in surprising ways. They also discuss how Jackson is viewed both academically and culturally.
What is The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies?
An academic, scholarly journal, which is peer-reviewed, in which academic writing and scholarship relating to Michael Jackson can be accessed. Academic journals are one of the most wonderful ways to share academic criticism and research with interested parties. This research is presented as books, courses, events, essays, teaching resources, columns, articles, book reviews, academic podcasts and original research. Find out more here.
Why Michael Jackson?
It is a little-known fact that academic, well-researched “books on Elvis Presley alone outnumber titles on Chuck Berry, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, and Michael Jackson combined”. (Vogel, Man in the Music). Whereas an artist like Michael Jackson is incredibly visible through the media and tabloid coverage, research on his art remains comparatively small. If this continues Michael Jackson’s contributions could be written out of history in just a few decades. Therefore, this journal nurtures, fosters, protects, preserves and grows the vital research and recognition of his work. Find out how you can support us.
Meet the Editors
Karin Merx and Elizabeth Amisu, were inspired by their lifelong appreciation of Michael Jackson and started The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies as a focal point for groundbreaking research. This fast-growing, peer-reviewed journal seeks to both nurture and encourage the research of Jackson’s artistic contributions. Its free monthly academic podcast, Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation, presents a range of topics relating to Jackson, culture and art; while the anthology, A Companion to Michael Jackson Academic Studies, includes some of the freshest academic analysis of Jackson’s life and art. The first mass-published academic book on Jackson’s art and life solely, The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson: His Music, His Persona and His Artistic Afterlife is published by Praeger and due for release September 2016.
‘Michael Jackson Studies’ Online Course
A six-week online course which leads the learner through the creative world of Michael Jackson’s music, film and cultural relevance for six inspirational weeks of revealing research, videos, podcasts, articles, essays, clips, songs and short films, and case studies using Jackson’s catalog. Try a free lesson today.
Online Course: 6 weeks
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Michael Jackson & Prince
This 90-minute-read consists of seven questions focused on critical reception, biography, artistry, the worthiness of comparisons between Michael Jackson and Prince, along with unique historical and musical perspectives from guest contributors Roberta Meek and Lisha McDuff. What can Prince’s fans learn from Michael Jackson? What can Michael Jackson’s fans learn from Prince? The answers are here. Own today.
Digital Release: June 2016
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Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation
This monthly academic podcast which focuses on the life, art and creative work of Michael Jackson. Each episode is filled to the brim with academic insights, a plethora of references from a range of academic disciplines, humor and a great deal of discussion, taking Michael Jackson’s work and the study of its reception to new heights. Listen here for free.
Digital Release: Season 1 (1-7) Season 2 (8-14)
Format: MP3 Audio, 30-90 mins.
Price: Free via iTunes, Android, Email, RSS, and Stitcher.
A Companion to Michael Jackson Academic Studies I
This bespoke academic companion includes some of the freshest and most groundbreaking academic analysis of Jackson’s life and art. It presents a selection of twelve academic works within the greater body of critical discourse related to Michael Jackson, along with where to find these works and for what academic purposes one might read and cite them. Download and own today.
Digital Release: July 2015, 34 pp.
Price:Completely free for subscribers of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies.