Jack Malum (Kyle Franklin) is an American interdisciplinary artist working with experimental fiction and poetics in addition to object making, immersive theatre, and sensorial experiential installations. His academic research includes simulacrum, the uncanny, liminality, affect theory, melancholia, the sublime, decadence, mimicry, fatalism, escapism, ekphrasis, postmodern literature, psychology, and philosophy—all viewed through the lens of queer theory and history.