The Transatlantic Sixties

Europe and the United States in the Counterculture Decade

Edited by Grzegorz Kosc, Clara Juncker, Sharon Monteith, and Britta Waldschmidt-Nelson

Transcript-Verlag

The Transatlantic Sixties

Pub Date: May 2013

ISBN: 9783837622164

280 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $45.00

The Transatlantic Sixties

Europe and the United States in the Counterculture Decade

Edited by Grzegorz Kosc, Clara Juncker, Sharon Monteith, and Britta Waldschmidt-Nelson

Transcript-Verlag

This book brings together new and original critical essays by twelve established European American Studies scholars to explore the 1960s from a transatlantic perspective. Intended for an academic audience interested in globalized American studies, this collection examines topics ranging from the impact of the American civil rights movement in Germany, France and Wales, through the transatlantic dimension of feminism, to the global nature of the counterculture movement. It explores the vicissitudes of Europe's status in US foreign relations, anti-Vietnam European documentaries, USIA broadcasts, and the role of the arts in collective and cultural memory.

About the Author

Grzegorz Kosc (Dr.) is Associate Professor in American Studies at the University of Warsaw and the University of Lodz. His research focuses on modern American poetry and photography.

Clara Juncker is Associate Professor in American Studies at the University of Southern Denmark. Her research interests include American Literature, Women's Studies, and Transnational Studies.

Sharon Monteith is Professor of American Studies at the University of Nottingham. She has published widely on the US South in cultural history and American culture in the 1960s.

Britta Waldschmidt-Nelson (Dr.) is Deputy Director of the German Historical Institute in Washington, DC. Her main research interests are Social History, African American History, and the History of Transatlantic Relations.