This seminar engages in a close reading of selected works in philosophy, psychology, and architectural theory, in tandem with selected architectural projects and theories, with the intent of exploring the complex relationships between architecture and the experiencing subject since the Enlightenment. Topics include theories of the spatial and historical sublime (Burke), psychoanalytical approaches to architecture (Freud, Lacan), poststructuralist influences (Foucault, Derrida, Barthes), and more recent questions of “affect” (Deleuze, Guattari). Students select one example to research through the term. An in-class presentation and a fifteen-page paper, with appropriate graphic analyses, are required. Limited enrollment.