“[C]omparative literature’s de facto immigration policies (its [in]hospitality to other worlds of literature) may be read in the histories of comparisons that have been done before – comparisons once regarded as improper or insurgent that are now commonly practiced in order to give old Eurocentric fields new life, new prestige, and new authority.”

Slaughter’s Presidential Address to the 2017 American Comparative Literature Association, “Locations of Comparison,” has now been published and may be read in the Cambridge Journal of Postcolonial Literary Inquiry.