Studying MJ’s ‘Dangerous’: 4 Reasons to Re-Listen!

Abstract: This online video series is designed to show learners how they can understand the mysteries of Michael Jackson’s Dangerous album, its companion texts, Dancing the Dream and the Dangerous Short Films.

Lecture by Elizabeth Amisu, MA, PGCE, 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.

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Amisu, Elizabeth. “Studying MJ’s ‘Dangerous’: 4 Reasons to Re-Listen!”, Video Series, The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies 3, no. 1 (2016). Published electronically 24/8/16.

Studying MJ’s ‘Dangerous’: 4 Reasons to Re-Listen!
By Elizabeth Amisu

Dear Friend,

This November, Michael Jackson’s Dangerous album turns 25, and it’s a wonderful opportunity for you to step into the history of his creative life and work. When we go with the ebb and flow of time, we often rediscover the magic of amazing work that has been with us all our lives.

This month, it’s important to remember the value of Michael Jackson’s music and short films, and how a deeper appreciation of them can continue to enrich our lives.

In the first free video, I explain why a Dangerous re-listening session is an excellent place to start. Dangerous often comes across as such an enigmatic album, so mysterious.

More importantly, you’ll learn four reasons why a re-listen of Dangerous will bring you so much more than you might expect. Remember that Dangerous, like all of Michael Jackson’s creative work, was designed to be dissected and deconstructed – and that’s part of the fun.

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Thank-you for your thoughtful comments on The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies dedicated Facebook, Twitter, and Website. I read all the comments, and I’m grateful these resources are helping you study, learn and grow.

Q & A 

I will be answering your Dangerous study questions on a special ‘Q & A’ posted at the end of this Free Video Series.

In this Q & A, I’ll be discussing:FVS2.1 Free Video Series

Please feel free to share these videos with anyone in your life who is on their Dangerous journey or anyone who is a fan.

There are three more videos in this series coming your way to help you on your Michael Jackson research journey. My hope is that these videos help you dance the dream and rediscover Dangerous.

Here’s an overview of what you’ll learn during my new Certified Michael Jackson’s Dangerous online video course:01-dangerous-ad The Michael Jackson Academic Studies Online Course

  • Perspectives of academics explained
  • A whole learning module on Dancing the Dream: Poems and Reflections
  • Dangerous gender and ethnicity
  • An in-depth analysis of album artwork
  • Extras, tools, and tips and…
  • A whopping 14 HD-videos

Learn More about my Certified Michael Jackson’s Dangerous Online Video Course

Happy Learning,

Elizabeth Amisu –

Elizabeth Amisu, author of The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson: His Music, His Persona, and His Artistic Afterlife, holds an MA in Early Modern English Literature from King’s College London. She completed her teacher training at the University College London Institute of Education and has seven years’ teaching experience. She is co-founder and editor of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies online. For ‘The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies she has edited two publications, An Academic Companion to Michael Jackson Studies and Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation – Michael Jackson & Prince; written several articles and book reviews, most notably ”Throwing Stones To Hide Your Hands’: The Mortal Persona Of Michael Jackson‘, which has been translated into Spanish and Italian; ”The Isle is Full of Noises’: Revisiting the Peter Pan of Pop‘, available in German; ”Crack Music’: Michael Jackson’s Invincible‘, also in Italian; and ”Heard it Through the Grapevine’: Are We Losing Michael Jackson All Over Again?’, also available in Spanish. Find out more at

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