N.B. As the journal is continually expanding, please note that this list is subject to regular revision.

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Books

Digital Book(s)

Ebmeier, Jochen, Das Phänomen Michael Jackson (Hamburg: Rasch und Rohring Verlang, 1997) Author’s links to this text are available via: https://michaeljacksonstudies.org/das-phanomen-michael-jackson-by-jochen-ebmeier/.

Podcasts

Amisu, Elizabeth & Karin Merx, Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation (2015- )
Page with all podcasts listed: https://michaeljacksonstudies.org/podcasts/

Most Cited Publications

Amisu, Elizabeth,
—, Bad (1987)’
—, ‘Crack Music’: Michael Jackson’s ‘Invincible’
—, The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson: His Music, His Persona, and His Artistic Afterlife
—, ‘‘Heard It On The Grapevine’: Are We Losing Michael Jackson All Over Again?’
—, ‘On Michael Jackson’s Dancing the Dream

Merx, Karin, ‘Academic Book Review of ‘Dangerous’ by Susan Fast
—, ‘From Throne To Wilderness: Michael Jackson’s ‘Stranger In Moscow’ and the Foucauldian Outlaw

The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies in Translation

Michael Jackson was certainly an international artist and his reach spanned the globe. The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies is very fortunate to present foreign language translations of some of its most successful publications as well as work from international academics of note. Click here for translations in Spanish, German, Polish, French and Italian.

Artwork

Pierce, Constance, ‘Drawing Series: Will You Be There
Merx, Karin and Elizabeth Amisu, ‘The Michael Jackson Respect Portrait by Karin Merx

Articles

Amisu, Elizabeth, “Throwing Stones to Hide Your Hands” Revisited
—”La Isla Está llena de rumores’: Revisando al Peter Pan del Pop‘ (Spanish translation of ”The Isle is Full Of Noises’: Revisiting the Peter Pan Of Pop‘ by Marisa Ramirez)
—, ‘¿Estamos Perdiendo a Michael Jackson De Nuevo?‘ (Spanish translation of ‘‘Heard It On The Grapevine’: Are We Losing Michael Jackson All Over Again?’ by Marisa Ramírez)
—, ‘‘Heard It On The Grapevine’: Are We Losing Michael Jackson All Over Again?’

Bowers, Toni, ‘Dancing with Michael Jackson

Pierce, Constance, ‘Privacy (Michael Jackson & J.D. Salinger)

Woods, Raven, ‘Langston Hughes’s ‘The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain’ (1926)

Recmanova, Ivana, ‘Information Entropy in the Billie Jean and Beat It Vocal Notations’

Chapters

Fast, Susan, “Susan Fast: Michael Jackson’s Dangerous Album – Kapitel ‘Soul’-‘Seele’.” The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies 1, no. 4 (2015). https://michaeljacksonstudies.org/susan-fast-michael-jacksons-dangerous-album-kapitel-soul-seele/. Originally published in English within: Dangerous (London: Bloomsbury, 2014)

Columns MJ Studies Today 2016 – 2020

Elizabeth Amisu and Kerry Hennigan. All columns can be found here: https://michaeljacksonstudies.org/mj-studies-today/

Essays

Amisu, Elizabeth, ‘Arrojar Piedras Y Esconder Las Manos: La Personalidad Humana de Michael Jackson‘ (Spanish translation of ‘Throwing Stones to Hide Your Hands’: The Mortal Persona of Michael Jackson‘ by Marisa Ramírez)
—, Bad (1987)
—, ‘Crack Music’: Michael Jackson’s ‘Invincible’
—, ‘Crack Music’: Michael Jackson’s ‘Invincible’ – Dangerous Philosophies 4/12 (Italian translation of Crack Music’: Michael Jackson’s ‘Invincible’ by Simo60)
—, ‘The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson‘ (Italian Translation of ‘Throwing Stones to Hide Your Hands’: The Mortal Persona of Michael Jackson‘)
—, ‘Die Insel Ist Voller Geräusche’: Erneuter Besuch Beim “Peter Pan Des Pop” (German translation of ”The Isle is Full Of Noises’: Revisiting the Peter Pan Of Pop” by Ilke Lenz-Nolte)
—, ”The Isle is Full Of Noises’: Revisiting the Peter Pan Of Pop”
—, ‘On Michael Jackson’s Dancing the Dream
—, ‘Throwing Stones to Hide Your Hands’: The Mortal Persona of Michael Jackson
Merx, Karin, ‘From Throne To Wilderness: Michael Jackson’s ‘Stranger In Moscow’ and the Foucauldian Outlaw
Ostaszewska, Aneta, ‘Michael Jackson’s Death as a Social Event’
Recmanová, Ivana, ‘Performing Michael Jackson’s Fan Identity During the HIStory World Tour in Europe
Royster, Francesca T., ‘Hee Hee Hee’: Michael Jackson and the Transgendered Erotics Of Voice
Wallace, Michele, ‘Michael Jackson, Black Modernisms and the Ecstasy Of Communication

Masters & Doctorates

Garey, Ryan, ‘“Who’s Bad?” Disrupting Cultural (Re)Production Through Representations Of Michael Jackson’
Andreas Ardanic, ‘“Leave Me Alone, I Need My Privacy” – An Analysis Of Michael Jackson’s ‘Media-Critical’ Songs’

Interviews

An Interview with Elizabeth Amisu
An Interview with Andreas Ardanic
An Interview with Lisa Brisse
An Interview with Q and Jamon From The MJCast
An Interview with Ryan Garey
An Interview with Brice Najar
An Interview with Zack O’Malley GreenburgAn Interview with Isabelle Petitjean
—, L’interview d’Isabelle Petitjean
An Interview with Professor Marie Plasse
An Interview with Willa Stillwater
An Interview with Lorena Turner
An Interview with Joseph Vogel
An Interview with Susan Woodward

Artists Interviews

An Interview with David Nordahl
An Interview with Daniel Brooks

Academic Book Reviews

Amisu, Elizabeth, “Earth Song: Michael Jackson and the Art of Compassion’ by Dr. Joseph Vogel’
—, ”Defending A King ~ His Life & Legacy: A Michael Jackson Biography’ by Dr. Karen Moriarty
—, ”Earth Song: Inside Michael Jackson’s Magnum Opus’ by Joseph Vogel (Blake Vision, 2011)
—, ”Making Michael: Inside The Career Of Michael Jackson’ by Mike Smallcombe
—, ”On Michael Jackson’ by Margo Jefferson
—, ”The Michael Jacksons: An Ethnographic Monograph’ by Lorena Turner’

Basheer, Nada, ”Keep Moving: The Michael Jackson Chronicles’ by Armond White’
—, ”Otherness and Power: Michael Jackson and His Media Critics’ by Susan Woodward’
—, ‘King of Style: Dressing Michael Jackson by Michael Bush’

Hennigan, Kerry, “The Story of HIStory” by Pez Jax
—, ”Einstein, Michael Jackson & Me’ by Howard Bloom

Merx, Karin, ‘Academic Book Review of ‘Dangerous’ by Susan Fast
—, ”Dangerous’, Un Album Monumental (Italian translation of ‘Academic Book Review of ‘Dangerous’ by Susan Fast‘ by Grazia28)
—, ‘Dangerous’ Von Dr. Susan Fast (German translation of ‘Academic Book Review of ‘Dangerous’ by Susan Fast‘ by Ilke Lenz-Nolte)
—, Academic Book Review of The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson: His Music, His Persona, and His Artistic Afterlife by Elizabeth Amisu (Preager 2016).

Recmanová, Ivana, ‘‘Xscape Origins: The Songs And Stories Michael Jackson Left Behind’ By Damien Shields’
—, ‘Academic Book Review Of ‘The MJ101 Series’ By Andy Healy’

Opinion Pieces

Carlson, Jan, Femmes Fatale – The ‘Dangerous Woman’ Narrative
Hennigan, Kerry, Have you seen my childhood?” – Michael Jackson, James Baldwin and childhoods lost
Recmanová, Ivana, ‘Thoughts On Michael Jackson’s Lyrics And Gender