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Michael Jackson's Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation is a podcast which aims to bring wider attention to Michael Jackson as artist. It is the world's first academic podcast which solely discusses the art of Michael Jackson as well as the broader contexts in which his music, performance and short films were created and received.

Michael Jackson's Dream Lives On Karin Merx and Elizabeth Amisu

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    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

Michael Jackson's Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation is a podcast which aims to bring wider attention to Michael Jackson as artist. It is the world's first academic podcast which solely discusses the art of Michael Jackson as well as the broader contexts in which his music, performance and short films were created and received.

    An Exclusive Interview with Marcos Cabotá, director of the documentarySonic Fantasy

    An Exclusive Interview with Marcos Cabotá, director of the documentarySonic Fantasy

    Abstract: In this exclusive episode, Elizabeth and Karin have Marcos Cabotá as their guest. They discuss the documentary in an academic setting and also discuss Marcos' documentary Sonic Fantasy. A lot of wise words, great questions with great answers and all in all a lovely and necessary interview.







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    Merx, Karin, and Elizabeth Amisu. “Episode 57 – An Interview with film director Marcos Cabotá” Podcast, Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation 9, no. 4 (2022). Published electronically 25/06/2022. https://michaeljacksonstudies.org/episode-57















    The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies asks that you acknowledge The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies as the source of our Content; if you use material from The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies online, we request that you link directly to the stable URL provided. If you use our content offline, we ask that you credit the source as follows: “Courtesy of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies.”







    Episode 57– An Interview with Film Director Marcos CabotáBy Karin Merx & Elizabeth Amisu







    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. Find out more about Elizabeth here.







    Marcos Cabotá, is a producer and director, known for 24 Horos con Lucia (2013), Amigos... (2011), 100 Years Later (2017), Noctem (2017), Kyoko (2017), and Sonic Fantasy (2021).







    References







    Marcos Cabotá, Sonic Fantasy: A documentary about Bruce Swedien and the making of Thriller (2021) Sonic Fantasy Website

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Review & Discussion of The Nakan Journal Part 2

    Review & Discussion of The Nakan Journal Part 2

    In episode 56, Karin and Elizabeth review the second issue, 2022 of the Nakan Journal: MICHAEL JACKSON’S ARTISTIC CONTRIBUTIONS: ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE Edited by Isabelle PETITJEAN. In this second part, they continue the discussion of the issue with the essays written by Aurélie Doignon, Luca Izzo, Zada Johnson and Elisabeth Amisu.







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    Merx, Karin, and Elizabeth Amisu. “Episode 56 – Review of the second issue, 2022 of the Nakan Journal” Podcast, Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation 8, no. 4 (2022). Published electronically 13/06/2022. https://michaeljacksonstudies.org/episode-56















    The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies asks that you acknowledge The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies as the source of our Content; if you use material from The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies online, we request that you link directly to the stable URL provided. If you use our content offline, we ask that you credit the source as follows: “Courtesy of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies.”







    Episode 56– Review Nakan Issue 2 (Part 2)By Karin Merx & Elizabeth Amisu







    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. Find out more about Elizabeth here.







    References







    * Isabelle Petitejean (ed.), ‘Michael Jackson’s Artistic Contributions: Another Perspective‘, issue 2, vol 2, 2022 Nakan A Journal Of Cultural Studies.

    • 52 min
    Review and Discussion of Nakan Journal (Part 1)

    Review and Discussion of Nakan Journal (Part 1)

    Abstract







    In episode 55, Karin and Elizabeth review the second issue, 2022 of the Nakan Journal: MICHAEL JACKSON’S ARTISTIC CONTRIBUTIONS: ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE Edited by Isabelle PETITJEAN. In this first part, they discuss the issue in general and the essays written by Guillaume Deveney, Mathilde Recly, Fabio Pastore, Buata B. Malela and Isabelle Petitjean.







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    Merx, Karin, and Elizabeth Amisu. “Episode 55 – Review of the second issue, 2022 of the Nakan Journal” Podcast, Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation 8, no. 4 (2022). Published electronically 30/05/2022. https://michaeljacksonstudies.org/episode-55















    The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies asks that you acknowledge The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies as the source of our Content; if you use material from The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies online, we request that you link directly to the stable URL provided. If you use our content offline, we ask that you credit the source as follows: “Courtesy of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies.”







    Episode 55– Review Nakan Issue 2 (Part 1)By Karin Merx & Elizabeth Amisu







    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. Find out more about Elizabeth here.







    References







    * Isabelle Petitejean (ed.), 'Michael Jackson's Artistic Contributions: Another Perspective', issue 2, vol 2, 2022 Nakan A Journal Of Cultural Studies.

    • 55 min
    Review MA Thesis Ryan Garey

    Review MA Thesis Ryan Garey

    Abstract







    In this episode, Karin and Elizabeth review the MA thesis of Ryan Gary, “Who’s Bad?” Disrupting Cultural (Re)Production Through Representations of Michael Jackson. They review every chapter so listeners can decide if this thesis can be a good starting point or be used as a referral for their own thesis.







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    Merx, Karin, and Elizabeth Amisu. “Episode 54 – Review of the MA thesis of Ryan Garey ” Podcast, Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation 8, no. 4 (2022). Published electronically 25/04/2022. https://michaeljacksonstudies.org/episode-54















    The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies asks that you acknowledge The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies as the source of our Content; if you use material from The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies online, we request that you link directly to the stable URL provided. If you use our content offline, we ask that you credit the source as follows: “Courtesy of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies.”







    Episode 54– Review MA thesis of Ryan GareyBy Karin Merx & Elizabeth Amisu







    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. Find out more about Elizabeth here.







    References







    * Ryan Garey, '“Who’s Bad?” Disrupting Cultural (Re)Production Through Representations of Michael Jackson', vol.3 issue 2, The Journal Of Michael Jackson Academic Studies.* Ryan Gary, 'An Interview With', vol.3 issue 2, Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies.* Michael Jackson, Bad (Sony Music).* Elizabeth Amisu, The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson: His Music, His Persona, and His Artistic Afterlife (praeger, 2016).* Roland Barthes, 'Death of an Author', Images-Music-Text (transl. Steven Heath) (Hill&Wang, 1978).* Michel Foucault, 'What is an Author', Power: The Essential Works of Michel Foucault 1954-1984 (‎ Penguin Classics, 2020).

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Review of the MA thesis of Kelly O’Riley

    Review of the MA thesis of Kelly O’Riley

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    In episode 53, Karin and Elizabeth Discuss and review the MA thesis, recently published in the Journal, The Hagiography and teratology and the HIStory of Michael Jackson. They simultaneously talk about biographies and what they should entail for academics, but also how critical readers need to be when reading them.







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    Merx, Karin, and Elizabeth Amisu. “Episode 53 – Review of the MA thesis of Kelly O'Riley ” Podcast, Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation 8, no. 4 (2022). Published electronically 21/03/2022. https://michaeljacksonstudies.org/review-of-the-ma-thesis-of-kelly-oriley















    The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies asks that you acknowledge The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies as the source of our Content; if you use material from The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies online, we request that you link directly to the stable URL provided. If you use our content offline, we ask that you credit the source as follows: “Courtesy of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies.”







    Episode 53– Review MA thesis of Kelly O'RileyBy Karin Merx & Elizabeth Amisu







    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. Find out more about Elizabeth here.







    References







    * Kelly O' Riley, 'Hagiography, Teratology and the HIStory of Michael Jackskson', vol. 3 Journal of Michael Jackson Studies (January 2022) https://michaeljacksonstudies.org/ma-thesis-by-kelly-m-oriley/* Michael Jackson, Moonwalk (Arrow 1010) https://www.amazon.co.uk/Moonwalk-Michael-Jackson/dp/0099547953/ref=sr_1_1?crid=20QZYQAO8CZBM&keywords=moonwalk+michael+jackson&qid=1647848051&s=books&sprefix=Moonwalk+M%2Cstripbooks%2C930&sr=1-1* Josheph Vogel, Man in the Music: The Creative Life and Work of Michael Jackson (Sterling; 1st edition,1 Oct. 2011) https://www.amazon.co.uk/Man-Music-Creative-Michael-Jackson/dp/1402779380/ref=sr_1_2?crid=E030DP69AD3L&keywords=Man+in+the+music&qid=1647848165&s=books&sprefix=man+in+the+music%2Cstripbooks%2C187&sr=1-2* Mike Smallcombe, Making Michael: Inside the Career of Michael Jackson (Clink Street Publishing, 2016) https://www.amazon.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 52 Review and Discussion of the Academic Book by Pinder Episode 52 Review and Discussion of the Academic Book by Pinder

    Episode 52 Review and Discussion of the Academic Book by Pinder Episode 52 Review and Discussion of the Academic Book by Pinder

    Abstract







    In this episode, Elizabeth and Karin review the academic book Michael Jackson And The Quandary Of A Black Identity by Sherrow O Pinder. The premise of Pinder's book is: What does it mean to be black in America. Elizabeth and Karin go in-depth in this academic book and share their thoughts with you.







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    Merx, Karin, and Elizabeth Amisu. “Episode 52 – Review and Discussion of the Academic Book by Pinder – MJAS Exclusive” Podcast, Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation 8, no. 4 (2022). Published electronically 21/02/2022. https://michaeljacksonstudies.org/episode50-exclusive















    The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies asks that you acknowledge The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies as the source of our Content; if you use material from The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies online, we request that you link directly to the stable URL provided. If you use our content offline, we ask that you credit the source as follows: “Courtesy of The Journal of Michael Jackson Academic Studies.”















    Episode 52– Review and Discussion of the Academic Book by Pinder







    By Karin Merx & Elizabeth Amisu







    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. Find out more about Elizabeth here.







    References







    * Sherrow O Pinder, Michael Jackson And The Quandary Of A Black Identity (Suny Press 2021). Available via Suny Press On this page links to Amazon USAAmazon UK(also on Kindle) * Sherrow O Pinder, 'Michael Jackson And The Quadary Of Black Identity', Michael Jackson: Grasping The Spectacle, ed. Christopher R. Smit (Ashgate 2012) pp 51-63.* Elizabeth Amisu, The Dangerous Philosophies of Michael Jackson: His Music, His Persona, and His Artistic Afterlife (Preager 2016).

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

Sandi O'Brien ,

Great podcast for those who admire MJ

Thank you for starting this podcast about MJ's artistry. I am looking forward to a lively discussion about how MJ could combine his genius with commercial success. The scholarly world must begin to take MJ seriously.

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