Lines of Deterritorialization: The Becoming-Minor of Carter’s Drawing

Christopher M. Schulte

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Invoking Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari’s configuration of minor literature, the author of this case study theorizes the drawing practice of a young boy (Carter) as a process of becoming-minor. Critical to this theorization is the creation and activation of a semblance between Brent and Marjorie Wilson’s (1977) treatment of the convention-acquiring process and Deleuze and Guattari’s (1975/1986) conceptual usage of re- and de-territorialization. Through this semblance, the author extends and further complicates an already complex conversation about language and language usage in children’s drawing. In particular, the author explores the scene of complexity in and through which Carter, when drawing, goes about consuming, appropriating, producing, and performing the conventions and materialities of his drawing languages.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)142-155
Number of pages14
JournalStudies in Art Education
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts


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