Studying MJ’s ‘Dangerous’: 4 Reasons to Re-Watch!

Abstract: This online video series is designed to show learners how they can understand the mysteries of Michael Jackson’s Dangerous album, its companion texts, Dancing the Dream and the Dangerous Short Films.

Lecture by Elizabeth Amisu, MA, PGCE, 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.

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Amisu, Elizabeth. “Studying MJ’s ‘Dangerous’: 4 Reasons to Re-Watch!”, Video Series, The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies 3, no. 2 (2016). Published electronically 25/8/16.

Studying MJ’s ‘Dangerous’: 4 Reasons to Re-Watch!
By Elizabeth Amisu

Dear Friend,

When starting your focused research of Michael Jackson’s Dangerous, who knows where to begin? With all the different essays, performances, books, the poetry and liner notes… It’s easy to get overwhelmed. Especially when it comes to deciphering Michael Jackson’s cryptic Dangerous album cover art.

In my second video, I encourage you to re-watch the Dangerous Anthology of short films that Michael Jackson produced between 1991 and 1993, and I give you four reasons why I believe they are a marvelous place to focus your learning next.

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Thank-you for your thoughtful comments on The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies dedicated Facebook, Twitter, and Website. I read all the comments, and I’m grateful these resources are helping you study, learn and grow.

If you missed the first video in the series, I invite you to watch it now to learn the four reasons why a Dangerous re-listening session would do you a world of good.

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Q & A 

I will be answering your Dangerous study questions on a special ‘Q & A’ posted at the end of this Free Video Series.

In this Q & A, I’ll be discussing:

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

There are two more videos in this series coming your way to help you on your Michael Jackson research journey. My hope is that these videos help you dance the dream and rediscover Dangerous.

Here’s an overview of what you’ll learn during my new Certified Michael Jackson’s Dangerous online video course:01-dangerous-ad The Michael Jackson Academic Studies Online Course

  • Perspectives of academics explained
  • A whole learning module on Dancing the Dream: Poems and Reflections
  • Dangerous gender and ethnicity
  • An in-depth analysis of album artwork
  • Extras, tools, and tips and…
  • A whopping 14 HD-videos

Learn More about my Certified Michael Jackson’s Dangerous Online Video Course

Happy Learning,

Elizabeth Amisu –

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

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