The course will examine human identity through a consideration of its boundaries. Do women view nature differently than men? What are the limits of the human in the context of the Anthropocene, an era defined by overwhelming human influence on the planet? What role can feminist and queer theory can play in understanding new formulations of “nature/culture”? What can gender studies contribute to techno-scientific understandings of a changing climate? The class will take on these and many other questions through readings in literature and theory, and experiential learning with the Duke Campus Farm.