Church Point (NS), February 8, 2021 – Interdisciplinary methodology looks to Social Psychology and Shakespeare Studies to deconstruct and potentially disarm the toxic anti-Semitic stereotype that has done so much harm in the world. 

Susan Knutson, Director of the Department of English and Professor in English Literature and Drama at Université Sainte-Anne has published an article titled "The Merchant of Venice in Auschwitz: Taking Apart Shylock Using the SCM and BIAS Map" which appeared in the journal Frontiers in Cultural Psychology in January 2021.

“I am thrilled to finally complete and publish this research, which brought me into collaboration with the author of the Shakespeare adaptation which inspired me: he is Tibor Egervari, a theatre artist, scholar, and Holocaust survivor living in Ottawa,” explains Professor Knutson.

The only work on this project that she would still like to complete would be to find an editor for his play, "Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice in Auschwitz." Her wish is that it would be a trilingual edition, published in French (the language in which Tibor composed his play), English, and Hungarian, his mother tongue.

Those interested in learning more may access the article online through Frontiers in Cultural Psychology, an open access journal.

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