Dr Lili Pâquet

Lecturer in Writing - Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education; School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Lili Pâquet

Phone: +61 6773 2650

Email: lpaquet@une.edu.au


Lili Pâquet specialises in writing studies, rhetoric, and literary criticism, with particular interest in contemporary forms of authorship. Her book, Crime Fiction from a Professional Eye, examines the crime novels of women who have previously worked in the criminal justice system as lawyers, forensic experts, and detectives. Her current research focuses on digital literatures, and interdisciplinary climate change rhetorics.

Before joining the staff at UNE, Lili completed a PhD at the University of Sydney and lectured in the Writing Department there.


BA (Hons 1 and Faculty Medal) UoN
BMus UoN

Teaching Areas

Various WRIT units

Research Interests

Research Interests
Crime fiction
Law and literature
Digital literatures
Climate fiction

USYD travel grant (international) for archival research at Boston University, 2014



Crime Fiction from a Professional Eye: Women Writers with Law Enforcement and Justice Experience. McFarland Publishers, forthcoming October 2018.

Book chapter

“Cleaver Greene: The Legal Larrikin of Australian Television.” Law and Justice through Australian Lenses: Bushrangers, Battlers and Bastards, edited by Kieran Tranter, Kim Weinert, and Karen Crawley, forthcoming.

Peer-reviewed articles

“Selfie-Help: The Multimodal Appeal of Instagram Poetry.” The Journal of Popular Culture, forthcoming.

“The Corporeal Female Body in Literary Rape-Revenge: Shame, Violence, and Scriptotherapy.” Australian Feminist Studies, forthcoming.

“Disabling the Mainstream: Disability and Coming-Out in Anne Holt.” Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies, vol. 13, no. 2, forthcoming.

“Literary Forensic Rhetoric: Maps, Emotional Assent, and Rhetorical Space in Serial and Making a Murderer.Law and Humanities, vol. 12, no. 1, 2018, pp.71-92.

“Kathy Reichs’s Contiki Crime: Investigating Global Feminisms.” Clues: A Journal of Detection, vol. 33, no. 1, 2015, pp. 51-61.

Conference Papers

“Professional Eyes: Targeting Marginalised Audiences.” Department of Writing Seminar Series, 2016, The University of Sydney.

“A Victim or Avenger?: Rape-Revenge in Feminist Crime Fiction by Former Criminal Justice Professionals.” Popular Culture Association National Conference, 2014, Chicago.

“Kathy Reichs’s Contiki Crime and Global Feminisms.” The Global Crime Scene: Narratives Beyond Borders Conference, 2013, Monash University, Melbourne.

“Framing Feminisms: Hard-boiled Speech in Contemporary Women’s Crime Fiction.” Telling Truths: Crime Fiction and National Allegory Conference,2012, The University of Wollongong.


Modern Language Association (MLA)
Australasian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP)