International Journal of Indonesian Studies

ISSN 2203-4692

Special Issue: Southeast Asian Noir

Scene from Gagak Item (Tan’s Film, 1939)


Yacinta Kurniasih


The International Journal of Indonesian Studies proudly presents its latest addition to the scholarship on Indonesia, with our guest editors Eric Wilson (Faculty of Law, Monash University) and Christopher A. Woodrich (Faculty of Cultural Sciences, Universitas Gadjah Mada). The articles in this issue stem from the conference ‘All Lows, No Highs: A Comparative Study of Indonesian and Malaysian Crime Fiction’. (continue reading –>)

IJIS Special Issue: Southeast Asian Noir

  1. INTRODUCTION: Crime, Magic and Politics DO Mix: In Defence of Eka Kurniawan and Southeast Asian Noir Eric Wilson pp.1-17
  2. Twixt Night and Dark: Colonialism, Trauma and Noir’s Hidden Transcript Eric Wilson pp.18-49
  3. Sang Nyai: Modern Ghost and Indonesian Femme Fatale Dag Yngvesson pp.50-65
  4. Translating a Tiger: Indonesian ‘Crime Fiction’ in International Literary Circuits Meghan Downes pp.66-75
  5. Pushing the Envelope: A Three-Way Balance between Story, Statement and Provocation Nadia Mohamad Hatta @ Nadia Khan pp.76-82
  6. Children, Violence, and Problems of Ratiocination in Indonesian Horror Movies Suma Riella Rusdiarti pp.83-92
  7. A Fictional Detective’s Exploration of the Swirling Maelstrom of Indonesia in the Early 1940s: Patjar Koening and the Mysterious Death of Moh. Hoesni Thamrin William Bradley Horton pp.93-108
  8. Bandits, Vigilantes, and the Rabble: Criminals in Dutch East Indies Cinema Christopher A. Woodrich pp.109-122
  9. Nationalism Discourse in Es Ito’s Negara Kelima Mundi Rahayu pp.123-133
  10. At the Crossroad of Genre and Gender: The Absence of Female Investigators in Indonesian Crime Films Evi Eliyanah pp.134-152
  11. Crime Fiction as Social Critique: Rozlan Mohd Noor’s Challenge to the Dominant Rhetoric Susan Philip pp.153-162