Christopher J. Lane
British historian
Christopher J. Lane
Christopher J. Lane is a British-American literary critic and intellectual historian who is currently Professor of English at Northwestern University and, formerly, the university's Pearce Miller Research Professor of Literature. Previously, he taught at Emory University, where he was also director of the Psychoanalytic Studies Program in the Psychiatry Department.
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Christopher Rhodes, recruiter of authors for U. of C. Press, dies at 38
Chicago Times - over 1 year
Christopher Land Rhodes, the editor for law and linguistics at the University of Chicago Press, relished the creative side of the book publishing business — researching possible book topics and then identifying and recruiting authors. "Just being involved in the process of creating a book" was...
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Oklahoma teen faces life term for killing Australian man out of 'boredom'
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - A teenager convicted of fatally shooting an Australian jogger in 2013 out of boredom faces life in prison without the chance of parole after he is sentenced in June, Oklahoma prosecutors said on Monday. Chancey Allen Luna, who was 16 at the time of the crime, was found guilty on Friday of first-degree murder in the drive-by shooting of Christopher Lane, an Australian baseball player who was visiting his girlfriend in Duncan, Oklahoma, when he was shot in the back. Lane’s killing garnered wide attention after Duncan police said the boys said they shot Lane because "they were bored." "I no longer have ... a zest for life because one of my kids is missing,” Lane’s mother, Donna Lane, said in a victim-impact statement to the judge on Friday. The driver of the vehicle, Michael DeWayne Jones, now 19, pleaded guilty in March to second-degree murder.
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Jury selection starts for Oklahoma teen charged with murdering Australian
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Jury selection started on Monday in the trial of an Oklahoma teenager who has been charged with murdering an Australian student on a local university's baseball team as he was jogging in the southern part of the state in 2013. About 400 prospective jurors were summoned for the trial of Chancey Luna, 17, who could face up to life in prison without the possibility of parole if convicted in the death of Christopher Lane, 23. Jury selection for the trial in Duncan, Oklahoma, could take about four days and then opening arguments would begin, the Duncan Banner newspaper reported trial sources as saying. Along with James Edwards Jr., then 15, and Michael Jones, then 17, the trio are accused of shooting the Australian athlete for East Central University in the back as he was jogging along a residential road in Duncan.
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Oklahoma teen has charges changed in killing of Australian
Yahoo News - about 2 years
By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - A 17-year-old Oklahoma man originally charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of an Australian athlete has been charged as an accessory to first-degree murder, court records released on Friday said. James Edwards Jr. had his first-degree murder charge dismissed in exchange for his cooperation with the prosecution of two teenagers charged with fatally shooting Melbourne resident Christopher Lane as he was jogging in south Oklahoma, court records showed. He was attending East Central University in Ada on a baseball scholarship. In a preliminary hearing, Edwards implicated Michael Jones, 19 and Chancey Luna, 17, for the killing.
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Oklahoma teen charged with murder in killing of Australian student
Yahoo News - over 3 years
By Heide Brandes DUNCAN, Oklahoma (Reuters) - One of three teens accused of killing an Australian student from an Oklahoma university was charged Wednesday with murder and may have been involved in a shooting earlier that day and another the night before, prosecutors said. Michael Dewayne Jones, 17, was charged with first-degree murder as an adult and denied bond during a preliminary hearing at a Duncan, Oklahoma, courthouse. The teens are accused of killing Christopher Lane, 23, of Melbourne, who was shot in the back in August while jogging on a residential street in Duncan. Lane was attending East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma, on a baseball scholarship.
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WorldNetDaily's Rainbow-Colored 'Black Mobs'
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Colin Flaherty has been spending the past couple of years at WorldNetDaily spreading the idea of a "pandemic" of "black mob violence." It's paid off for him -- not only has WND published a "big list" of "black mob violence" he compiled, WND is printing an updated edition of his self-published race-baiting book White Girl Bleed A Lot. To create that impression, though, Flaherty has an extremely broad definition of "black mob." According to Flaherty, one does not have to be black -- or even human -- to be part of a "black mob." Dogs Dogs, for example, are full-fledged members of Flaherty's "black mobs." Flaherty wrote in a June 6 WND article: Sometimes reporters just cannot ignore black mob violence: Especially when they are the victims. The latest example comes from Providence, R.I. Local newshound Abbey Niezgoda and her photographer were dutifully asking a mother what she thought about the alleged shooter of her daughter turning himself in. Melissa Lawrence did not like the ...
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End of an Aimless Summer: 3 Youths Charged in a Killing
NYTimes - over 3 years
After the Australian native Christopher Lane was gunned down while visiting Duncan, Okla., three young men said they had shot him because they were bored and looking for a thrill.     
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Michael Dewayne Jones, Teen In Baseball Player's Alleged 'Thrill' Killing, Seeks Juvenile Status
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
DUNCAN, Okla. — The attorneys for one of three Oklahoma teens charged in the shooting death of an Australian baseball player are asking that their client be tried as a juvenile rather than as a youthful offender. Michael Dewayne Jones, 17, is charged with being an accessory to murder in the Aug. 16 shooting death of Christopher Lane as Lane was jogging in Duncan. The Duncan Banner reports () that Jones' attorneys filed a motion Monday asking that their client be certified as a juvenile. http://bit.ly/14DYI0T As a youthful offender, Jones would be tried in adult court and could face up to 90 years in prison. If convicted as a juvenile, Jones could be released from custody when he's 18. Meanwhile, on Tuesday a judge granted a motion to delay Jones' scheduled Oct. 2 preliminary hearing and rescheduled it for Nov. 6. A gag order issued in the case prohibits attorneys and others involved from discussing the case. Police have said that Jones and two other teenagers told investigators ...
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Inesha Premaratne: Is Colorblindness Really the Answer?
Huffington Post - over 3 years
A Millennial Take on the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington "Some people question if we really get it -- the struggle, what the march really meant." It was an admission I had not expected from one of my peers. It made me question what the anniversary of the March on Washington really means to me, what it means for our generation of millennials. Fifty years ago this week, Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his infamous "I Have a Dream" speech. My peers and I grew up with that speech. We read about it in our history books, we watched sound bites and clips of it in social studies class. But the march does not belong to us in the same way it does, for instance, to those who were a part of it, who helped organize, who lived through the racism and the injustices of the civil rights era. More often than not, we find ourselves instead on the receiving end of their efforts. For this, the pundits and the media often call us the colorblind generation. It's a character ...
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Christopher Lane Funeral Draws Over 500 Mourners To Slain Australian Baseball Player's Hometown
Huffington Post - over 3 years
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Autopsy: Single bullet killed Australian athlete
San Francisco Chronicle - over 3 years
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The bullet that killed an Australian baseball player in a random attack this month collapsed both his lungs, fractured two ribs and tore through his aorta and pulmonary artery before lodging in his shoulder, the state medical examiner said Tuesday. The medical examiner's autopsy report supports the theory of Duncan police that Christopher Lane, 22, of Melbourne, was shot with a small-caliber weapon from behind by someone passing him in a car and that the shooter intended to kill the athlete by aiming for his upper torso. Lane's mother, Donna Lane, and American girlfriend, Sarah Harper, placed significant items around his coffin, including his baptismal shawl and school uniforms. "The bullet has a small caliber, is made of gray metal, with no jacket and has a round nose and visible markings that appear slightly deformed on the side," the autopsy said. The report suggests the bullet entered Lane's lower back on an upward trajectory, struck two ribs and passed thr ...
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Obama On Christopher Lane: Shooting 'An Extra Measure Of Evil,' Family In 'Thoughts And Prayers'
Huffington Post - over 3 years
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Oklahoma Governor talks about Chris Lane - Brisbane Times
Google News - over 3 years
Sky News Australia Oklahoma Governor talks about Chris Lane Brisbane Times US President Barack Obama should speak publicly about the cold-blooded murder of Australian Chris Lane, Governor of Oklahoma Mary Fallin has told a US TV talkshow. The president is under pressure from right wing media commentators in the US to ... Sarah Harper joins Christopher Lane's family for emotional memorialHerald Sun Tribute to 'Laney' would have surprised the murdered baseball rising starSydney Morning Herald Family and baseball mates salute Aussie diamondThe Australian ABC Online -Ninemsn -WA today all 91 news articles »
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Christopher J. Lane
    TWENTIES
  • 1992
    Age 26
    Lane graduated with a B.A. in English and Philosophy from the University of East Anglia (1988), and subsequently earned an M.A. in Critical Theory from the University of Sussex (1991) and his Ph.D. from the University of London in 1992.
    More Details Hide Details Lane is the author of five books and editor of two more: His book Shyness: How Normal Behavior Became a Sickness critiques the broadness of the concept of social phobia as defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Drawing heavily on unpublished papers at the American Psychiatric Association that document the creation and revision of the manual's third and fourth editions, Shyness also criticized the definitions of other mental disorders, including in a Los Angeles Times article that covered the controversies surrounding the drafting of the DSM-V. In Slate, he discussed some of the disputes over the direction of the DSM and the secrecy surrounding the revision of its fifth edition. Lane has published more than fifty peer-reviewed articles in journals such as Raritan, Novel, Victorian Studies, Theory and Psychology, English Literary History, Modernism/Modernity, PMLA, Common Knowledge, the Oxford Literary Review, the International Journal of Psychoanalysis, and the International Literary Quarterly.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1966
    Age 0
    Born in 1966.
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