This course offers an interdisciplinary study of how human sexuality can be conceived outside the terms of fixed identity, and how certain ideas about sexuality and sexual politics have come, over the past few decades, to be know as queer theory. Does queer attempt to bridge Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender identities or does it aspire to go beyond identity categories? What kind of politics is possible after identity politics? We will consider a wide range of ways of thinking about gender and sexuality in our attempt to assess the pros and cons of different descriptions of sex. Readings may include work by theorists and authors such as Foucault, Butler, Sedgwick, Delany, Winterson, and Halberstam. This course is the same as ENG 371.