“Leave me alone, I need my privacy” – An Analysis of Michael Jackson’s ‘Media-Critical’ Songs

Abstract: With the release of Off The Wall and Thriller, the best-selling album in the entire history of music, Michael Jackson made history as the

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Episode 17 – The Isle is Full of Noises

Abstract: In this seventeenth episode Karin and Elizabeth discuss the academic essay ‘‘The Isle Is Full Of Noises’: Revisiting The Peter Pan Of Pop’,

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Michael Jackson’s Death as a Social Event

The death of Michael Jackson and the media coverage between 25th June 2009 and January 2010 caused a lot of questions about contemporary culture, e.g. How does popular culture deal with death? What does the media “do” with death? What do reactions of the media and its community “tell” about the media itself and the audience?

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