MJ Study Must-Haves: 4 Ways to Use ‘MJDLO’ for Research

Abstract: This video series is designed to help scholars on their Michael Jackson research journey.

Lecture by Karin Merx BMus, MA, 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 published with academic publisher Eburon.


Merx, Karin. “MJ Study Must-Haves: 4 Ways to Use MJDLO for Research.” Video Series, The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies 3, no. 1 (2016). Pu’blished electronically 6/8/16. http://michaeljacksonstudies.org/fvs1-3/.

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MJ Study Must-Haves: 4 Ways to Use MJDLO for Research
By Karin Merx

Dear Friend,

Elizabeth started this free video series by giving you some tips on why Moonwalk and Man in the Music: The Creative Life and Work of Michael Jackson, are excellent starting places for your MJ-research, and she’s also gone a bit further to discuss some simple ways you can start to get more out of your reading.

It’s important, however, to take some down time and listen to ideas, instead of only read them.

In this third video, I encourage you to listen to podcasts like Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation in order to use them for your research. They are jam-packed with ideas, so there will easily be something in there that you can take away and use. This is why I record, edit, and deliver this completely free resource via iTunes, Android, EmailRSS, and Stitcher every month.

Watch Video 3 Now>>

Thank you for all the thoughtful and supportive shares, likes, comments and questions on The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies dedicated Facebook, Twitter, and Websitefrom the first two videos Elizabeth shared. We both read all the comments, and we’re grateful these videos are helping you study, learn and grow.

If you missed the first two videos in the series, I invite you to watch them now to learn the five reasons why starting Michael Jackson’s own words is so necessary, and which book is most helpful for contextualizing Michael Jackson’s career.

 5 Reasons to Re-Read ‘MoonWalk’  5 Reasons to Annotate ‘Man in the Music
 Watch Video 1 Now>>    Watch Video 2 Now>> 

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Q & A 

Elizabeth and I will be answering your MJ Study questions on a  ‘Q & A’  posted at the end of this Free Video Series.

In this Q & A, we’ll be discussing:

  • What Michael Jackson Studies is
  • How to gain a deeper understanding of Michael Jackson’s work
  • How to take your knowledge to the next level
  • How to use Michaeling to write professionally

Please feel free to share these videos with anyone in your life who is on their Michaeling journey or anyone who is a fan.

There is one more video in this series coming your way to help you on your Michael Jackson research journey. My hope is that these videos awaken your appreciation and help you rediscover your delight in the life’s creative work of the King of Pop, Rock and Soul, Michael Jackson.

Here’s an overview of what you’ll learn during my new Visual Art ofmjart-ad Michael Jackson online video course:

  • How to appreciate Michael Jackson’s visual art
  • How to write about Michael Jackson’s art
  • All about Michael Jackson’s portraits
  • All about Michael Jackson’s abstract art and sculpture designs
  • Extras, tools, tips and a whopping 17 videos

Learn More about my Visual Art of Michael Jackson Online Video Course

Happy Learning,

Karin Merx – MichaelJacksonStudies.org

Karin Merx, BMus, MA is the cover artist and illustrator of the first comprehensive academic book on Michael Jackson,  ‘The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson: His Music, His Persona, and His Artistic Afterlife. Merx is founder and editor of the world’s first peer-reviewed academic journal on Michael Jackson’s art, life and work, The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies and she is co-presenter of the acclaimed podcast, Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation, mentioned in iTunes as ‘New and Noteworthy’. Merx is an artist and academic. She studied at the Academy of Music in Amsterdam, and is alumna of Conservatorium van Amsterdam and the Open University, Netherlands and holds qualifications in Art History. For The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies, she wrote the well-received article: ‘From Throne to Wilderness. Michael Jackson’s ‘Stranger in Moscow’ and the Foucauldian Outlaw‘ and a book review on Dangerous by Susan Fast. This review is also translated in German and Italian. Find out more at http://karinmerx.co.uk/.

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