Dante's Wardrobe is the art/creative blog of J.A. Jablonski (aka Jude Jablonski), writer, poet, artist, one-time academic librarian, library and information sciences professor, literature and writing instructor, and independent scholar.
Pronouns: She/Her/Them/They | Honorifics: Dr/Ms/Mx
A long-time academic (professor and librarian) in the humanities and social sciences, I have served (and would have happily dismantled certain aspects of) eight different universities, private and public. I have celebrated and promoted academic excellence, collegiality, and cordial student mentoring, as well as witnessed and/or endured the indignity/trauma/setbacks of academic sexual corruption, misogyny, racism, and incompetence.
Writing: I have taught professional and academic writing to undergraduate, Master's, and doctoral students. I've also taught (1) the thinking and writing of literary criticism in the context of SFF courses at several universities and (2) how to write all types of academic article abstracts.
- A PhD dissertation
- Writing@APUS (co-lead & major content provider)
- Dante’s Wardrobe (this longtime art/literary blog)
- Fictional Correspondences
What: 125 fictional letters (from 125 different characters) delivered in the character of a postal carrier whose transportation was a flying equine.
Included the creation of stationery, handwriting/fonts, odd envelopes and postage for all said letters in addition to a singular, fantastical gift package for each attendee (19 children, ages 8-14).
When: Part of a one-day LARP "wizarding event"
- Numerous scholarly book indexes.
- Technical writing (user manuals, print & video tutorials).
- I am also a poet.
Current works in progress:
- A character-driven, ensemble cast, modern academic literary
mystery set on a college campus located in the Driftless Region of Wisconsin. Its themes are control, broken and healing hearts, found family, and queer normalization.
The book is part of a planned series of five the nefarious goal of
which is to forswear the oft-sentimental version of academia so often
found in mystery novels while admittedly replacing it with a more
utopian approach that assumes the aforementioned "indignity/trauma/setbacks
of academic sexual corruption, misogyny, racism, and incompetence" can
be confronted and, in time, healed.
- A collection of short stories/flash fiction on the notion of The Muse.
Back burner works in progress:
- A science fiction novel about competing factions of socio-anthropologists facing the necessity of co-existence following an interplanetary system calamity. The cast of characters includes queer and ASD persons and two interdependent, non-human sentient species.
- A fantasy/realism illustrated book about a synesthesic young person who meets a one-eyed peer with rather unusual abilities.