Retorik: Jurnal Ilmu Humaniora

Retorik: Jurnal Ilmu Humaniora is an open-access, peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal of humanities published by the Graduate Program in Cultural Studies, Sanata Dharma University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Retorik is a bilingual journal, and publishes articles in Bahasa Indonesia and English. 

Founded in 2001 with the aim of seeking a new scientific ethos in the humanities, Retorik has published original articles that attempt to understand and problematize the contemporary world by drawing from various strands of thought in cultural studies, philosophy, psychoanalysis, political economy, religious studies, art history, critical pedagogy, gender studies, and postcolonial studies.

In terms of content, Retorik does not shy away from non-traditional approaches and cutting-edge research. In terms of tone, Retorik embraces a certain spirit of agon: authors are encouraged to not be afraid of “naming the enemy” or going against the current as they argue for their position.

More information about the aims and scope of Retorik can be found on this page.

Submissions to Retorik are made through an online submission system. Further instructions for preparing a submission are available here

Retorik publishes two issues per year, in the months of June and December.

Retorik invites original articles and book reviews written in Bahasa Indonesia or English year-round.

Retorik is free for everyone: Retorik does not charge an article processing charge (APC). 

Graduate Program in Cultural Studies, Sanata Dharma University



Call for Papers: Submissions Open


Retorik invites original articles and book reviews written in English or Bahasa Indonesia year-round.


Retorik is also inviting interested researchers and academics to conduct external peer reviews. Please send a curriculum vitae and a brief letter of interest to Dr. Min Seong Kim via email:

Posted: 2024-03-24
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Vol 11, No 2 (2023)

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Cover Vol. 11 No. 2, 2023| cover artwork: "Arcana imperii" by Timoteus Anggawan Kusno