Cyra Emery

B.A. in English, University of California, Davis
M.A. in English, California State University of Sacramento

Research Areas:

Early Modern Literature, History of Medicine, History of Science, Rhetoric

Research Interests:

I am especially interested in intersections of science, medicine, rhetoric, and politics which punctuate social or philosophical change over time. These changes often lead to the proliferation of new ways of knowing which must be situated within and against the incumbent episteme. Examples include: the New Philosophy, the writings of Sir Francis Bacon, the portrayal of empirics in vulgar treatises of the late 16th century, and the rise (and fall) of Medical Confidentiality before the burgeoning biopolitical state of the late Stuart period.

Recent Activity:

Service –

HUB Liaison for (Dis)junctions 2013

Conference Presentations –

“Speak so that I may see thee:” The Construction and Confusion of Medical Confidentiality in London, 1670-1900. (Dis)junctions Conference, UC Riverside, 2013.