Front Lines Back Yards

This text explores the imagery of race, and nation that has historically been associated  with populist narratives of ‘Little Englandism’. It was originally given to a conference ‘Front lines, Backyards’  that I organised at the Institute of Education in  London in 1997 and published in a special issue of New Formations, co-edited with Bill Schwartz  the following year.

The full text is available here:  Front Lines Back Yards

This video presents highlights of the conference, with contributions from the main speakers, interviews with delegates, and presentations from some of the poets and artists who took part.