ON MARGINS AND CENTRES An Interview with Alan Sinfield

José Fernández, Alan Sinfield
of the University of Sussex, is the author of the now classic study Literature, Politics and Culture in Postwar Britain (1989). In the second edition of this book (1997) he includes a new chapter in which he comments on recent developments in English literature and suggests new directions for intellectuals at the beginning of the new millennium. The topics raised in this chapter are taken as a starting point for the present interview in which he is also asked about the clash between high and
more » ... between high and low culture, the legacy of Raymond Williams and the relation of literature to recent events in European history. Finally, he is invited to put forward his views on some current issues concerning another area of his interest, Lesbian and Gay Studies.