Studying Michael Jackson’s ‘Invincible’: ‘You Rock My World’ I

Abstract: This online video series is designed to show learners how they can research and further understand the production and reception of Michael Jackson’s Invincible album and its companion short film, You Rock My World.


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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REFERENCE AS:

Amisu, Elizabeth. “Studying Michael Jackson’s Invincible: You Rock My World I”, Video Series, The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies 3, no. 3 (2016). Published electronically 17/12/16. http://michaeljacksonstudies.org/fvs8-1/.


Studying Michael Jackson’s ‘Invincible’: You Rock My World I
By Elizabeth Amisu

Dear Friend,

Released in 2001, and now well into its second decade Michael Jackson’s Invincible is by far one of Jackson’s most enigmatic and misunderstood albums. However, the creative power of hindsight offers us new ways in which to engage with its tracks and its construction. As we have said before, as the wheel of life turns, we often rediscover the magic of works that can signify anew to us.

In the first free video, I explore Michael Jackson’s 2001 short film, You Rock My World, and the aspects of film language that he uses in order to reinterpret himself through the power of cinema.

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Q & A 

I will be answering your Michael Jackson’s Invincible study questions on a special audio lecture ‘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 research journey or anyone who is a fan.

There are three 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 appreciate Invincible even more.


Here’s an overview of what you’ll learn during my new Michael Jackson’s Invincible Online Course:

  • Understanding the context of Invincible
  • Perspectives of academics explained
  • Analyzing the Invincible album cover
  • Exploring Michael Jackson’s Invincible as a “late work”

Learn More about my Michael Jackson’s Invincible Online Course

Happy Learning,

Elizabeth Amisu – MichaelJacksonStudies.org


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.


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