This course is intended as a survey of 20th century postmodernist fiction, mainly from the United States but also, in the latter part of the semester, in East Asia as well. In order to survey as many authors as possible we will focus mainly on short stories, although a couple of novels will also be read. Basically the course is divided into half "postmodern" and half "post-postmodern." In addition to fiction, we will also read and discuss the theory of postmodernist culture and literature.