Entheogenesis Conference: Greg

Greg will give a short talk on the importance of drugs in literature and to literary studies. Beginning with Rabelais’ Gargantua and Pantagruel , the discussion will concentrate on the importance of drug use in the writing of the following luminaries: Samuel Taylor Coleridge, John Keats, Thomas De Quincey, Charles Baudelaire, Fritz Hugh Ludlow, Jack Kerouac, William S. Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Phillip K. Dick, and Hunter S. Thompson. A brief examination of the importance of the study of drug use in contemporary literary studies (especially in the work of Jacques Derrida and Avital Ronnell) will conclude the talk.
Greg was born in England and has lived in Vancouver since 1990. He received a First Class Honors B.A. from Simon Fraser University in 1994 and a Master of Arts (English) from SFU in 2004. He is the interested in researching the “rhetoric of drugs” and the author of Crystal Children .