Written between 1916 and 1931, Yakubinsky’s seminal essays offer an unprecedented view of the history of modern literary and cultural theory. Addressing core questions of poetics and (socio)linguistics – e. g. what distinguishes literature from ordinary language?, where do poems come from?, how are language and politics intertwined? – their insights are as fresh today as they were a century ago.
555 Days in Beijing is the story of a Canadian teaching English in China. These journal entries talk about the parts of international travel that come up after the honeymoon period; when you’ve settled in and are living and working as a local.
As mentioned in “How I Came to Be Here”, the text of a First-Class Honours thesis written by Professor John Middleton in a previous life. This dissertation discusses the operations of the Tokyo Branch of Westpac Banking Corporation as they existed in 1987, focusing on the dynamics of the relationships between the expatriate and Japanese staff from a sociolinguistic perspective.