Lillian Lu

Ph.D. English (UCLA 2022)


I’m an author and a literary scholar with a PhD in English from UCLA. My academic research focuses on British Romanticism, the novel, gender, and race. My fiction writing often explores themes such as Asian diaspora identities, queerness, and the Gothic.

Selected Writing Highlights

“Salt for a Tongue,” Yuzu Press, Issue 3, May 2022. https://yuzupresslit.wixsite.com/yuzu/copy-of-issue-2-work-19

“Decolonizing Story Structure and Literary Form with Lilly Lu,” May 2022, Interview with Amanda of Bookish Brews. https://bookishbrews.com/decolonizing-story-structure-literary-form-lilly-lu/

“Ease,” the lickety~split, May 2022. https://twitter.com/olicketysplit/status/1526650908091752449?s=20&t=YiOkyGzyTNKu2vJQcJpv6Q

Untitled, the lickety~split, May 2022. https://twitter.com/olicketysplit/status/1526668075810140160?s=20&t=YiOkyGzyTNKu2vJQcJpv6Q

“Last Woman,” Prismatica Literary Magazine, Nov/Dec 2020. https://www.lazyadventurerpublishing.com/prismatica/2020-12-6/last-woman

“Assuming Innocence: The Ingénue’s Satire in Frances Burney’s Evelina,” Eighteenth-Century Fiction, October 2020. https://www.utpjournals.press/toc/ecf/33/1

“Cartographies of Myself,” Whiter: Asian American Women on Skin Color and Colorism ed. Professor Nikki Khanna. NYU Press, March 2020.

“Indelible in the Hippocampus”: Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette and the Tradition of Women’s Satire, The Rambling, October 2018.