In this episode, Karin and Elizabeth discuss Stranger in Moscow, the meaning and the symbols in the short film and the lyrics.
Merx, Karin, and Elizabeth Amisu. “Episode 45 – Stranger in Moscow ” Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation 7, no. 4 (2021). Published electronically 21/03/21. https://michaeljacksonstudies.org/past-prsent-future-book-4/
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Episode 45: Stranger in Moscow by Elizabeth Amisu and Karin Merx
Karin Merx BMus, MA, is editor of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies, and author of ‘A festive parade of highlights. La Grande Parade as evaluation of the museum policy of Edy De Wilde at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam’. Find out more about Karin here.
Elizabeth Amisu, PGCE, MA, is 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.
References and where to find them
- Joseph Vogel, Man In The Music (Dutton / Signet; Reprint edition (27 Aug. 2019))
- Willa, Lisha, ‘A Look at Neo-Noir in Michael Jackson’s Short Films‘, Dancing with the Elephant (28 Jan. 2016)
- Episode 4 (1/3/16): Michael Jackson And Monochromatic Cinematography
- Elizabeth Amisu, The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson, His Music, His Persona, and His Artistic Afterlife (Praeger, 2016)
- Karin Merx, ‘From Throne to Wilderness: Michael Jackson’s ‘Stranger in Moscow’ and the Foucauldian Outlaw‘ The Journal Of Michael Jackson Academic Studies, vol1-4 (June 29, 2015)