Michael Jackson, the Media, and the Downside of Narratives

Abstract: In this article, we examine Jackson’s treatment given to him by the media which would harm his work critically and the impact it made on music listeners. While Jackson didn’t help his cause, the media would help merge Jackson the artist with Jackson the Read More …

“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 most successful entertainer of all time. MJ broke record after record and achieved worldwide fame that has been unparalleled so far. Read More …

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’, which Elizabeth wrote in 2014, while researching and writing The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson: His Music, His Persona, and His Read More …