SPECTRA: the Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Theory Archives

SPECTRA is a graduate student-run, peer reviewed scholarly journal hosted at Virginia Tech. The journal features work of an interdisciplinary nature and is designed to provide an academic forum to explore controversial topics and take intellectual risks. SPECTRA welcomes scholarly refereed articles, book reviews, essays, interviews and other works. In addition to these more traditional formats, SPECTRA also accepts a wide range of original multimedia pieces for publication, such as podcasts, digital videos, internet hosted texts, artwork and presentations, comics and photography.

Please review our latest call for papers here.



SPECTRA Issue 6.2: Call for Papers: Critiques of Resilience


‘Resilience’ has gained traction in recent discourses: whether the rise of nationalist/populist movements throughout many parts of the world, disastrous consequences of climate change, continuous debates around online security and network integrity, or the stresses of self-optimization under increasing economic precarization, resilience, so it seems, is produced as an ideal type to confront these conditions.

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Vol 6, No 1 (2017): Incite

a collage of paper paint and text.

incite by Catherine Neumann

8 1/2 x 11 Mixed Media Gel Print