Flota, Brian

Brian Flota is a Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. He completed his Ph.D. at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Survey of Multicultural San Francisco Bay Literature, 1955-1979: Ishmael Reed, Maxine Hong Kingston, Frank Chin, and the Beat Generation
2009 0-7734-3828-9
This work examines how writers in the San Francisco Bay Area worked to develop a multiculturalist American literature. This study counteracts popular narratives of multiculturalism’s boom in the late 1980s and early 1990s by showing that a large group of culturally eclectic writers in the Bay Area were re-envisioning American identity through a multiculturalist looking glass many years earlier.