Episode 63 – Re-imagining Michael Jackson

Abstract: Alper Yesiltas’ reimagining of Michael Jackson went viral and was even chosen as an image for the September Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies newsletter, described as ‘thought-provoking’. In this episode, we follow MJ academic and recovering PhD scholar, Geneva S. Thomas through her Read More …

MJ Studies Today LXXXIII

Abstract: Michael Jackson loved Charlie Chaplin. He dressed as Chaplin’s famous movie character, the Tramp, for photoshoots and incorporated some of the Tramp’s idiosyncratic movements in his performances, most notably in the role of the Scarecrow in the 1977 film version of The Wiz. In Read More …

Episode 62 – Part III – Interview Kerry Hennigan

Abstract: In this episode (Part III), Karin and Elizabeth have a special guest, Kerry Hennigan, columnist of the journal. This three-part series discusses nine columns Elizabeth and Kerry wrote to celebrate the 80th MJAS column. REFERENCE AS: Merx, Karin, and Elizabeth Amisu. “Episode 62 –Part Read More …