This seminar examines architectural, literary, and critical responses to war, threat, anxiety, and dystopia between 1945 and the present. The theories and practices of surrealism and counter-surrealism provide a foundation in the critical and psychoanalytical construction of, and influence on, post-atomic architectural practices from World War II to the present. Participants are expected to prepare a brief presentation and to conduct ongoing research into a topic of their choice, developed as an interim and final presentation and paper.