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
HASSE Early Career Research Scheme, 2019



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

Book chapter

“Publishing Processes for a Digital Age: Crowdsourcing and Patronage in Online Self-Publishing.” Applied Creative Writing: Academic Inquiries into the Writing and Publishing Industry. Eds. Marshall Moore and Sam Meekings, forthcoming.

“Vigilante Frontier Communities on Australian Screens: Bushrangers, Bikies, and Bogans.” Vigilante Justice in Society and Popular Culture: A Global Perspective. Eds. Peter Robson and Ferdinando Spina, forthcoming.

“Cleaver Greene: The Legal Larrikin of Australian Television.” Law, Lawyers and Justice: Through Australian Lenses, edited by Kim Weinert, Karen Crawley, and Kieran Tranter. Routledge, 2020: 201-219.


“Seeking Justice Elsewhere: Informal and Formal Justice in the True Crime Podcasts Trace and The Teacher’s Pet.” Crime, Media, Culture, forthcoming.

“A Rhetoric of Walking and Reading: Immersion in Environmental Literature.” Rhetoric Society Quarterly, Latest Articles (2020).

“Putting the cult in cultivate: A Rhetoric of Guerrilla Gardening in Green Valentine.” Green Letters: Studies in Ecocriticism, Latest Articles (2020).

“Gamified Identification: Gamification and Identification in Indigenous Australian Interactive Documentaries.” Computers and Composition, 56 (2020): 102571

“Selfie-Help: The Multimodal Appeal of Instagram Poetry.” Journal of Popular Culture 52.2 (2019): 296-314.

“Web-serials: How Online Self-Published Authors Circumvent the Publishing Industry.” TEXT: Journal of Writing and Writing Courses 23.1 (2019).

“The #Rhetoric of Waleed Aly’s “Send Forgiveness Viral”: Is Rogerian Argumentation an Appropriate Response to Racism?” Argumentation and Advocacy 55.2 (2019): 152-168. doi: 10.1080/10511431.2018.1544828.

“Disabling the Mainstream: Disability and Coming-Out in Anne Holt.” Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies 13.2 (2019): 195-211. doi: 10.3828/jlcds.2018.45.

“The Corporeal Female Body in Literary Rape-Revenge: Shame, Violence, and Scriptotherapy.” Australian Feminist Studies 33.97 (2018): 384-399. doi: 10.1080/08164649.2018.1536440.

“Literary Forensic Rhetoric: Maps, Emotional Assent, and Rhetorical Space in Serial and Making a Murderer.” Law and Humanities 12.1 (2018): 71-92. doi: 10.1080/17521483.2018.1457243.

“Kathy Reichs’s Contiki Crime: Investigating Global Feminisms.” Clues: A Journal of Detection 33.1 (2015): 51-61.


“From crime fighters to crime writers – a new batch of female authors brings stories that are closer to home.” The Conversation, 23 September, 2019.

“I don’t know Dr Lili Paquet.” What Don’t I Know? Podcast.

“A new generation of ‘hard-boiled’ women crime writers.” Interview on 2SER radio.


Australasian Association of Writing Programs (AAWP)