Jeremy Citrome employs the language of contemporary psychoanalysis to explain how surgical metaphors became an important tool of ecclesiastical power in the wake of the Fourth Lateran Council of 1215. Pastoral, theological, recreational, and medical writings are among the texts discussed in this wide-ranging study.
JEREMY CITROME received his PhD in English from the University of Leeds, UK, and has published articles on the Pearl-Poet and the fourteenth-century surgeon John Arderne. He has taught at the University of Leeds, UK, the University of Toronto, Canada and Okanagan University College, Canada. He is currently Assistant Professor of English at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada.