Ruptures in the heterosexual matrix through teenage flows and multiplicities Academic Article uri icon


  • This article analyzes a series of stories and artworks that were produced in a collective biography workshop. It explores Judith Butler’s concept of the heterosexual matrix combined with a Deleuzian theoretical framework. The article begins with an overview of Butler’s concept of the heterosexual matrix and her theorizations on how it might be disrupted. It then suggests how a Deleuzian framework offers other tools for analyzing these ruptures at the micro level of girls’ everyday interactions.


  • Davis, Bronwyn
  • Gonick, Marnina
  • Gottschall, Kristina
  • Lampert, Jo

publication date

  • 2013