Joseph R. Slaughter, “More Locations of Comparison: On Forum Shopping and Global South Envy in a Globalizing Discipline”

The Journal of Postcolonial Literary Inquiry published a cluster of responses to Comparative Literature Professor Joseph Slaughter’s 2017 Presidential Lecture for the American Comparative Literature Association, “Locations of Comparison.” The responses include essays by Columbia colleague Souleymane Bachir Diagne (“Remarks on Inclusive Comparison”), former colleague David Damrosch (“Relocating Comparison”), former ACLA President Ali Behdad (“The History of Comparison Matters”), and Jeanne-Marie Jackson (‘Comparison Re-Justified”). The Journal also published Slaughter’s response to their commentaries: “More Locations of Comparison: On Forum Shopping and Global South Envy in a Globalizing Discipline.”