Studying Michael Jackson: How to Gain New Insights & Delve Deeper

Abstract: This online lecture is designed to show learners how they can delve deeper and reach new levels of understanding of Michael Jackson’s work. It also provides advice on how to learn and teach Michael Jackson Studies in a wide range of contexts.


Lecture by Author, Elizabeth Amisu and Artist, Karin Merx, Editors of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies


REFERENCE AS:

Merx, Karin, and Elizabeth Amisu. “Studying Michael Jackson: How to Gain New Insights & Delve Deeper.” Audio Lecture, The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies 3, no. 1 (2016). Published electronically 12/8/16. http://michaeljacksonstudies.org/fvs1-5/.


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Studying Michael Jackson: How to Gain New Insights & Delve Deeper
By Elizabeth Amisu

Dear Friend,

You knew that you were born under a lucky star to be here in this time and age. Michael Jackson has 75 million Facebook likes online, a handful of academic monographs on his art, and just one academic journal. You’re in the exact right place.


Studying Michael Jackson: How to Gain New Insights & Delve Deeper
Free Online Lecture and Q&A from Author, Elizabeth Amisu and Artist, Karin Merx, Editors of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies
August 12th, 2016, 4PM GMT +1


This free Online Lecture and Q & A can show you how to delve deeper and reach new levels of understanding of Michael Jackson’s work. You really do have the ability to learn more and express your learning in any way you choose.

In this online lecture and Q & A, we will cover a range of topics, including:

If you feel called to delve even deeper into your study of Michael Jackson, and discover how to share your passion with others, I invite you to join our new MJ Academy online courses: Certified Teacher of Michael Jackson Studies and Visual Art of Michael Jackson. These 6-lesson courses will help you gain the knowledge and insight to take your appreciation of Michael Jackson further.


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

  • How to appreciate Michael Jackson’s visual art
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  • All about Michael Jackson’s portraits
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Our lessons are filled with magical moments of new discovery and appreciation that allow you to expand your understanding of Michael Jackson’s work. And they’re suitable for those who are new to Michael Jackson Studies, as well as seasoned fans.

Happy Learning,

Elizabeth Amisu & Karin Merx – MichaelJacksonStudies.


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/.

Elizabeth Amisu, author of The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson: His Music, His Persona, and His Artistic Afterlife, holds an MA in Early Modern English Literature from King’s College London. She completed her teacher training at the University College London Institute of Education and has seven years’ teaching experience. She is co-founder and editor of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies online. For ‘The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies she has edited two publications, An Academic Companion to Michael Jackson Studies and Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation – Michael Jackson & Prince; written several articles and book reviews, most notably ”Throwing Stones To Hide Your Hands’: The Mortal Persona Of Michael Jackson‘, which has been translated into Spanish and Italian; ”The Isle is Full of Noises’: Revisiting the Peter Pan of Pop‘, available in German; ”Crack Music’: Michael Jackson’s Invincible‘, also in Italian; and ”Heard it Through the Grapevine’: Are We Losing Michael Jackson All Over Again?’, also available in Spanish. Find out more at https://elizabethamisu.com/.


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