Episode 24 – Analysing Michael Jackson’s ‘Who Is It’

Abstract: In this brand new episode, Karin and Elizabeth, analyse Michael Jackson’s short film Who is It. The main question is: To what extent can ‘Who is It’ give us insight into Gender, Race & Sexuality other than the betrayal of a man by a woman?


REFERENCE AS:

Merx, Karin, and Elizabeth Amisu. “Episode 24 – Analysing Who is It according to the underlying message about Gender, Race & Sexuality” Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation 4, no. 1 (2017). Published electronically 30/04/17. http://michaeljacksonstudies.org/episode-24/


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Episode 24 – Analysing Who Is It according to the underlying message about Gender, Race & Sexuality by Karin Merx and 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.


All Our References and Where to easily Find Them

1. Karin Merx, 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 Conversation 2, no. 3 (2016).
2. Karin Merx, Elizabeth Amisu, Roberta Meek, and Lisha McDuff. “Episode 9 – MJAS Exclusive: Michael Jackson & Prince Part II (with Lisha Mcduff & Roberta Meek).” Podcast, Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation 2, no. 3 (2016).
3. E. Amisu (ed.), ‘Michael Jackson & Prince’ Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation (Kindle, 2016). Amazon
4. Merx, Karin, and Elizabeth Amisu. ‘Episode 20 – Michael Jackson & Cleopatra” Podcast, Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation 3, no. 3 (2016). http://michaeljacksonstudies.org/episode-20
5. Merx, Karin, and Elizabeth Amisu. “Episode 22 – Michael Jackson in International Research” Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation 3, no. 4 (2017).  http://michaeljacksonstudies.org/episode-22/
6. E. Amisu, ‘A Critical Survey of Michael Jackson Studies’ The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson: His Music, His Persona, and His Artistic Afterlife (Preager 2016) 9-18.
7. S. Fast, Dangerous (Bloomsbury, 2014) 110.
8. J. Vogel, ‘Dangerous, Nevermind and the Reinvention of Pop’ Featuring Michael Jackson: Collected Writings on The King Of Pop (Baldwin Books, 2012) 29-36.
9. J. Vogel, ‘Dangerous’, The Man and His Music: The Creative Life and Work of Michael Jackson (Sterling, 2011) 130-169.
10. E. Amisu, ‘Identity and Identification in Michael Jackson’s Dangerous‘ The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson: His Music, His Persona, and His Artistic Afterlife (Preager 2016) 41-48.
11. I. Petitjean, Dangerous – From Mark Ryden to Michael Jackson: Pop Culture in the Pantheon of Fine Arts (Delatour, 2017).
12. M. Smallcombe, Making Michael: Inside the Career of Michael Jackson (Clink Street, 2016) 181, 182, 293.
13. J. Vogel, ‘Dangerous’, The Man and His Music: The Creative Life and Work of Michael Jackson (Sterling, 2011) 162.
14. M. Jackson, Dangerous (MJJ Productions inc., 1991) 14.
15. O. Winfrey, Interview with Michael Jackson (1993). Video
16. S. Fast, Dangerous (Bloomsbury, 2014) 111.
17. T.M. Parrott (ed.) ‘Act II Scene II’ Macbeth (American Book Co), http://www.shakespeare-online.com/plays/macbeth_2_2.html
18. W. Shakespeare, Romeo & Juliet: Act 2, Scene 2 (Playshakespeare.com) https://www.playshakespeare.com/romeo-and-juliet/scenes/301-act-ii-scene-2
19. H. Shirley, ‘The Opera that Changed Music: Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde’ Gramophone, https://www.gramophone.co.uk/feature/the-opera-that-changed-music-wagners-tristan-und-isolde
20. W. Stillwater, L. McDuff, E. Amisu, K. Merx, A Look at Neo-Noir in Michael Jackson’s short Films, https://dancingwiththeelephant.wordpress.com/2016/01/28/a-look-at-neo-noir-in-michael-jacksons-short-films/
21. Information about David Fincher http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000399/
22. M. Jackson & D. Fincher, Who Is It (Dangerous the Short Films) Official Video
23.  A. Aterianus-Owanga, ‘They Don’t Care About Us: Representing the Black Postcolonial Subject Throiugh the Appropriation of Michael Jackson in Gabonese Urban Dance’ The Journal of African Cultural Studies 29, 2017. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13696815.2016.1266464

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