lecture presents various manifestations of American counterculture that were
the result of the radicalization of American society in opposition to the
official establishment and its mainstream culture. A special emphasis is put on
the position of the “underground” culture in the 1950s and 1960s (New
Left, Beat Generation, Civil Rights Movement, hipsters, the hippie “flower
power” movement, folk and rock scene, Woodstock, psychedelic culture) as
represented in literature, music, film and fine arts.