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

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An Interview with Ryan Garey

Abstract: In this interview, Ryan Garey discusses his Master Thesis and how Michael Jackson influenced him and what he envisions for his future with Michael

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Thoughts on Michael Jackson’s Lyrics and Gender

Abstract: This essay discusses a range of complex ideas around Michael Jackson’s lyrics and representations of gender, which are found therein. It uses a

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‘Hee hee hee’: Michael Jackson and the Transgendered Erotics of Voice

‘Throats are part of the erotic act, commanding, whispering, swallowing. Through his cries, whispers, groans, whines, and grunts. Michael Jackson occupies a third space of gender.’ Francesca Royster explores the sexualisation of Jackson’s voice throughout his earlier solo works, ‘Off The Wall’, ‘Thriller’ and ‘Bad’ while contextualising his voice within the wider concept of African-American sexuality and its representation.

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