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: http://michaeljacksonstudies.org/das-phanomen-michael-jackson-by-jochen-ebmeier/.

Podcasts

Amisu, Elizabeth & Karin Merx, Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation (2015-)
Season 1 2015: ‘Episode 1 – Was Michael Jackson An Artist?
—, ‘Episode 2 – 2015 Recap: Past, Present And Future, Book 1
—, ‘Episode 3 – What Is Michael Jackson Studies?
—, ‘Episode 4 – Michael Jackson And Monochromatic Cinematography
—, ‘Episode 5 – MJAS Exclusive: The Business Of Michael Jackson’s Estate
—, ‘Episode 6 – ‘Michael Jackson’s Journey From Motown To ‘Off The Wall
—, ‘Episode 7 – MJ 7 Meets Shakespeare 400
Season 2 2015/2016: ‘Episode 8 – MJAS Exclusive: Michael Jackson & Prince Part I (with Lisha McDuff & Roberta Meek)
—, ‘Episode 9 – MJAS Exclusive: Michael Jackson & Prince Part II (with Lisha McDuff & Roberta Meek)
—, ‘Episode 10 – MJAS Exclusive: 7 Albums, 7 Songs, 7 Years (with Dr. Joe Vogel)
—, ‘Episode 11 – Author & Text: ‘The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson’ Pt. 1′
—, ‘Episode 12 – MJ Academy: ‘The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson’ Pt. 2
—, ‘Episode 13 – MJAS Exclusive: Michael Jackson 58th Birthday: MJ & Afrocentricity
—, ‘Episode 14 – Michael Jackson’s ‘HIStory
Season 3 2016: ‘Episode 15 – MJAS Exclusive – Live from Kingvention
—, ‘Episode 16 – MJAS Exclusive: A Celebration of the Book Release of The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson—, ‘Episode 17 – The Isle Is Full Of Noises
—, ‘Episode 18  Michael Jackson’s Short Film ‘Ghosts”
—, ‘Episode 19 – Celebrating Dangerous25: Michael Jackson’s ‘Dancing The Dream’
—, ‘Episode 20 – Michael Jackson & Cleopatra’
—, ‘Episode 21 – 2016 Recap: Past, Present And Future Book II
Season 4 2016/2017
‘Episode 22 – International Michael Jackson Research’
—, ‘Episode 23 – Michael Jackson as an Actor’
—, ‘Episode 24 – Analysing Michael Jackson’s ‘Who Is It’
—, ‘Episode 25 –The Order Of The Songs On Michael Jackson’s Invincible Album’
—, ‘Episode 26  – Part 1: 8 Years – 8 Short Films’
—, ‘Episode 27 – Part 2: 8 Years – 8 Short Films’
—, ‘Episode 28 – Michael Jackson & Fashion’
Season 5, 2017: 
‘Episode 29 – Celebrating The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson’
—,‘Episode 30 – Celebrating The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson. PartII: MJ in the BL’
—, ‘Episode 31 ‘A Compilation Of Our Most Loved Episodes’
—, ‘Episode 32 ‘Part 1 of The Lost Recordings, ‘Leave Me Alone’ & ‘Jam’
—, ‘Episode 33 ‘Part 2 of The Lost Recordings, ‘Scream’ & ‘You Rock My World’
—, ‘Episode 34 ‘Recap 2017, Past, Present, Future, Book III’
—, ‘Episode 35  ‘A Good Artist Copies, and A Great Artist Steals’
Season 6: 2018/20
—, ‘Episode 36 ‘Michael Jackson FAQ’
—, ‘Episode 37 ‘ ‘Interview with Dr. Susan Rogers’
—, ‘Episode 38 ‘ ‘The King of Pop & Queen Bey’
—, ‘Episode 39 ‘MJ & Cilvil Rights’ 
—, ‘Episode 40 ‘Moonwalker’

Most Cited Publications

Amisu, Elizabeth, ‘Bad (1987)’
—, Introduction to Michael Jackson Studies Online Course
—, ‘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). http://michaeljacksonstudies.org/susan-fast-michael-jacksons-dangerous-album-kapitel-soul-seele/. Originally published in English within: Dangerous (London: Bloomsbury, 2014)

Columns

Amisu, Elizabeth, ‘MJ Studies Today I (14-01-16)
—, ‘MJ Studies Today II (14-02-16)
—, ‘MJ Studies Today III (15-03-16)
—, ‘MJ Studies Today IV (14-04-16)
—, ‘MJ Studies Today V (15-05-16)
—, ‘MJ Studies Today VI (14-6-16)
—, ‘MJ Studies Today VII (14-7-16)
—, ‘MJ Studies Today VIII (14-8-16)
Hennigan, Kerry, MJ Studies Today IX (14-09-16)
—, ‘MJ Studies Today X (14-10-2016)’
—, ‘MJ Studies Today XI (14-11-2016)’
—, ‘MJ Studies Today XII (14-12-2016)’
—, ‘MJ Studies Today XIII (14-01-2017)’
—, ‘MJ Studies Today XIV (14-02-2017)’
—, ‘MJ Studies Today XV (14-03-2017)’
—, ‘MJ Studies Today XVI (14-04-2017)’
—, ‘MJ Studies Today XVII (14-05-2017)’
—, ‘MJ Studies Today XVIII (14-06-2017)’
—, ‘MJ Studies Today IXX (14-07-2017)’
—, ‘MJ Studies Today XX (14-08-2017)’ 
—, ‘MJ Studies Today XXI (14-09-2017)’
—, ‘MJ Studies Today XXII (14-10-2017)’
—, ‘MJ Studies Today XXIII (14-11-2017)’
—, ‘MJ Studies Today XXIV (14-12-2017)’
—, ‘MJ Studies Today XXV (14-01-2018)’
—, ‘MJ Studies Today XXVI (14-02-2018)’
—, ‘MJ Studies Today XXVII (14-03-2018)’
—, ‘MJ Studies Today XXVIII (14-04-2018)’
—, ‘MJ Studies Today XXVIIII (14-05-2018)’
—, ‘MJ Studies Today XXX (14-06-2018)’
—, ‘MJ Studies Today XXXI (14-07-2018)’
—, ‘MJ Studies Today XXXII (14-08-2018)’
—, ‘MJ Studies Today XXXIII (14-09-2018)’
—, ‘MJ Studies Today XXXIV (14-10-2018)’
—, ‘MJ Studies Today XXXV (14-11-2018)’
—, ‘MJ Studies Today XXXVI (14-12-2018)’
—, ‘MJ Studies Today XXXVII (14-01-2019)’
—, ‘MJ Studies Today XXXVIII (14-02-2019)’
—, ‘MJ Studies Today XXXIX (14-03-2019)’
—, ‘MJ Studies Today XL (14-04-2019)’
—, ‘MJ Studies Today XLI (15-05-2019)’
—, ‘MJ Studies Today XLII (14-06-2019)’
—, MJ Studies Today XLIII (14-07-2019)’
—, MJ Studies Today XLIV (14-08-2019)’
—, MJ Studies Today XLV (14-09-2019)’
—, ‘MJ Studies Today XLVI (14-10-2019)’
—, ‘MJ Studies Today XLVII (14-11-2019)’
—, ‘MJ Studies Today XLVIII (14-12-2019)’
—, ‘MJ Studies Today XLVIX (14-01-2020)’
—, ‘MJ Studies Today XLVXX (14-02-2020)’
—, ‘MJ Studies Today XLVXXI (14-03-2020)’
—, ‘MJ Studies Today XLVXXII (14-04-2020)’
—, ‘MJ Studies Today XLVXXIII (14-05-2020)’
—, ‘MJ Studies Today XLVXXIV (14-06-2020)’

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,”Einstein, Michael Jackson & Me’ by Harold 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