Group for Experimental Methods in Humanistic Research
at Columbia University

Mapping Fabula and Sjužet in “Wandering Rocks”

  • Moacir P. de Sá Pereira

Fabula and Sjužet in ‘Wandering Rocks’” is a data visualization of the events in the tenth episode of James Joyce’s Ulysses. It maps the events both by the fabula (historical spacetime) and sjužet (narrative spacetime) to show how both provide different points of entry into the episode.

The animation can be played both as the fabula, where events occur in chronological order, and as the sjužet, where events occur in narrative order.

The data are available to serve as a model for rebuilding the project with one’s own dataset.