FABULA AND SJUZHET: Fabula refers to the chronological sequence of events in a narrative; sjuzhet is the re-presentation of those events (through narration, metaphor, camera angles, the re-ordering of the temporal sequence, and so on). The distinction is equivalent to that between story and discourse, and was used as a term by the Russian Formalists, an influential group of structuralists. For a web page dedicated to the distinction between fabula and sjuzet, click here.






Visits to the site since July 17, 2002