SEEKING THE WORLD BEYOND -
Rumi's Cave Talk and Discussion on Literature and Theology with the award winning Turkish novelist Nihan Kaya
Date: Saturday, 7th December 2016
Join us for an evening of talk and open discussion @Rumi's Cave. Theme of the evening is the relationship between literature and theology.
If we believed that nothing was indeed more than what it seems to be on the surface value, then theology would not exist. Nor would literature. Both theology and literature constantly seek the "hidden" underneath, and are based on the fundamental idea that essence lies in an invisible form, although we probe into it through the visible form. Jung discussed that psyche and matter are one and the same thing; that they cannot be separated from each other, although they can be distinguished. Likewise, Nihan Kaya argues that literature is the art of hiding rather than saying, although it is an art done by means of words, and that literature is indeed expressing the inexpressible which is hidden in the text.
Kaya will discuss why and how art is an attempt to make contact with infinity.
Nihan Kaya is an award-winning Turkish novelist and the author of 8 books in Turkish that include six fiction and two non-fiction works on literature and psychology. She writes novels with psychological content and psychological essays with the theme of literature; and can't tell the difference between these two.