Nihan Kaya is an author of fourteen books in Turkish. She is currently teaching Psychoanalysis and Literature I and Psychoanalysis and Literature II at Mef University, Istanbul.


Books Published:


Ada Annesiyle Duvarları Boyuyor (Ada Painting walls with her mother), Child Eksik Parça Çocuk, 2020


Otobüsü Kaçıran Şoför (The Driver Who Kidnap the Bus), Child, Eksik Parça Çocuk, 2020


Bütün Çocuklar İyidir (All Children Are Good), Non-Fiction, 2019


İyi Toplum Yoktur: Günlük Hayatta Toplumun Bireyi İstismar Biçimleri (There are No Good Societies: Abusal of the Individual in Everyday Life), Non-Fiction, 2019


İyi Aile Yoktur (There are No Good Families), Non-Fiction, 2018


Kırgınlık (Resentment) Novel, 2017


Kar ve İnci (Snow and Pearl) Novel, 2016


Yazma Cesareti (The Courage to Write) Academic work on literature and psychology, first published by Ayrıntı Yayınları in 2013


Ama Sizden Değilim (I am not One of Us) Collection of short stories, 2012


Fildişi Kuyu: Psikanalitik Edebiyat Eleştirisi ve Kadın (Ivory Well: Psychoanalytic Literary Criticism and the Feminine) Collection of academic essays published between 1998-2011, first published in 2011


Disparöni (Dyspareunia) Novel, first published in 2008


Buğu (The Mist) Novel, first published in 2006


Çatı Katı (The Garret) Collection of short stories, first published in 2004


Gizli Özne (The Hidden Self) Novel, first published in 2003


Papers Presented at International Academic Conferences:


“The Image Always Thinks” Paper presented at ISPDI Conference titled “The Soul Always Thinks” at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, July 31–1 August 2018


“Art as a Challenge to its Own Object” Paper presented at the joint Jung/Lacan conference titled “The Notion of the Sublime in Creativity and Destruction” at The Divinity School, St John’s College, University of Cambridge, UK, September 12-14, 2014


“Art as a Challenge to its Own Subject” Paper presented at the second international conference of ISPDI (The International Society for Psychology as the Discipline of Interiority) titled “The Psychological Difference” at Berlin, Germany, July 19-21, 2014


“‘You either live or you write’ (Ana Blandiana): Art as Perpendicular to Life” Paper presented at the joint international conference meeting for the IGRS and the University of Oslo titled “Crossing Boundaries: The Making and Circulation of Art and Literature” at King’s College London, United Kingdom, September 10-11, 2009


“Life as Energy, and the Power of Psychic Energy” Paper presented at the second international conference meeting for the International Association of Jungian Studies (IAJS) titled “Psyche, Power and Society” at Cardiff University, United Kingdom, July 9-12, 2009


“The Personal Myth of Proust: A Call towards the Vertical in a Horizontal Life of the Modern Times” Paper presented at the third multidisciplinary academic conference meeting for the International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP) and the second joint conference meeting for the International Association for Jungian Studies (IAJS) titled “Contemporary Symbols of Personal, Cultural, and National Identity: Historical and Psychological Perspectives,” at ETH, Zurich, Switzerland, July 3-5, 2008


“The Self for Societal Transformation” Paper presented at the annual conference meeting for the Jungian Society for Scholarly Studies (JSSP) titled “Transformation of Self and Society” at Boston University, Massachusetts, USA, July 6-8, 2007


“Creativity as a Non-Conformist Action” Paper presented at the conference titled “Psyche and Imagination: the Multidisciplinary Academic Conference of Jungian and Post-Jungian Studies” at University of Greenwich, United Kingdom, July 6-9, 2006


“A Psychoanalytic Approach Towards Mansfield’s The Doll’s House” Paper presented at the “Twenty-third International Conference on Literature and Psychoanalysis,” University of Helsinki, Finland, June 28th-July 3rd, 2006