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Joe Vogel Featured in New Spike Lee Documentary
February 18, 2016
Joe Vogel (PhD 2014), Assistant Professor of English at Merrimack College, appears as a featured commentator in Spike Lee's new Showtime documentary, Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall. The film examines the creation and lasting impact of Jackson's first adult solo album. A teaser (in which Joe is speaking!) can be viewed here: http://www.sho.com/sho/video/titles/43917/iconic-yell-michael-jacksons-off-the-wall-spot.
Vogel is the author of Man in the Music: The Creative Life and Work of Michael Jackson (2011), and has just published an essay on The Great Gatsby -- "'Civilization's Going to Pieces': The Great Gatsby, Identity, and Race, From the Jazz Age to the Obama Era"-- in the F. Scott Fitzgerald Review (Vol. 13, No. 1).