Joseph

Vogel

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STRANGER THINGS AND THE '80s

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MAN IN THE MUSIC

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THIS THING CALLED LIFE

JAMES BALDWIN AND THE 1980s

 

ARTICLES

What Music Will Be Featured in Season 3 of Stranger ThingsFORBES, October 15, 2018.

The Forgotten Baldwin, BOSTON REVIEW, May 14, 2018.

Was Prince's Androgyny About Identity or Branding?, FORBES, May 6, 2018.

Black or White: How Dangerous Kicked Off Michael Jackson's Race Paradox, THE GUARDIAN, March 17, 2018.

The Nation Janet Jackson Built, THE ATLANTIC, September 15, 2014.

Is Crowdfunding Changing the Game for Filmmakers: A Q&A With Spike Lee, HUFF POST, October 14, 2013.

 

BIO

JOSEPH VOGEL is the author of several books, including Stranger Things and the '80s: The Complete Retro Guide (Cardinal), This Thing Called Life: Prince, Race, Sex, Religion, and Music (Bloomsbury), Man in the Music: The Creative Life and Work of Michael Jackson (Vintage), and James Baldwin and the 1980s: Witnessing the Reagan Era (University of Illinois Press).

His work has appeared in The AtlanticThe GuardianSlate, Huff PostThe Boston Review, Forbes and PopMatters. His articles have also been published in a number of peer-reviewed journals, including the James Baldwin Review, the F. Scott Fitzgerald ReviewThe Journal of Popular Culture, The Journal of American Culture, and the Journal of Popular Music Studies.

 

Vogel holds a PhD from the University of Rochester. He is Assistant Professor of English and co-director of Film Studies at Merrimack College in Massachusetts.

 

PEER-REVIEWED ESSAYS

James Baldwin's Decline of Reputation in the 1980s. JAMES BALDWIN IN CONTEXT. CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2019.

The Confessions of Quentin Tarantino: Whitewashing Slave Rebellion. JOURNAL OF AMERICAN CULTURE. MARCH 2018.

"To Crush the Serpent": James, Baldwin, the Religious Right and the Moral Minority. JAMES BALDWIN REVIEW. DECEMBER 2016.

"Civilization is Going to Pieces": The Great Gatsby, Identity and Race, from the Jazz Age, to the Obama Era. F. SCOTT FITZGERALD REVIEW. DECEMBER 2015.

Freaks in the Reagan Era: James Baldwin, the New Pop Cinema and the American Ideal of Manhood. JOURNAL OF POPULAR CULTURE. JUNE 2015.

"I Ain't Scared of No Sheets": Re-screening Black Masculinity in Michael Jackson's Black or White. JOURNAL OF POPULAR MUSIC STUDIES. MARCH 2015.

 

CONTACT

For any publishing inquiries, please contact agent Helen Zimmermann:

helen at zimmagency dot com

For media or other inquiries email me directly at

vogeljo at gmail dot com

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