Gilbert schema for Ulysses

This schema for the novel "Ulysses" was produced by its author, James Joyce, in 1921 to help his friend, Stuart Gilbert, understand the fundamental structure of the book. Gilbert published it in 1930 in his book, "James Joyce's "Ulysses": A Study". The schema below has been split into two subtables for better ease of reading.

TitleSceneHourOrganColourSymbol
TelemachusThe Tower8am-White / goldHeir
NestorThe School10am-BrownHorse
ProteusThe Strand11am-GreenTide
CalypsoThe House8amKidneyOrangeNymph
Lotus EatersThe Bath10amGenitals-Eucharist
HadesThe Graveyard11amHeartWhite / blackCaretaker
AeolusThe Newspaper12pmLungsRedEditor
LestrygoniansThe Lunch1pmOesophagus-Constables
Scylla and CharybdisThe Library2pmBrain-Stratford / London
Wandering RocksThe Streets3pmBlood-Citizens
SirensThe Concert Room4pmEar-Barmaids
CyclopsThe Tavern5pmMuscle-Fenian
NausicaaThe Rocks8pmEye, noseGrey / blueVirgin
Oxen of the SunThe Hospital10pmWombWhiteMothers
CirceThe Brothel12amLocomotor apparatus-Whore
EumaeusThe Shelter1amNerves-Sailors
IthacaThe House2amSkeleton-Comets
PenelopeThe Bed-Flesh-Earth

TitleArtTechnic
TelemachusTheologyNarrative (young)
NestorHistoryCatechism (personal)
ProteusPhilologyMonologue (male)
CalypsoEconomicsNarrative (mature)
Lotus EatersBotany / chemistryNarcissism
HadesReligionIncubism
AeolusRhetoricEnthymemic
LestrygoniansArchitecturePeristaltic
Scylla and CharybdisLiteratureDialectic
Wandering RocksMechanicsLabyrinth
SirensMusicFuga per canonem
CyclopsPoliticsGigantism
NausicaaPaintingTumescence / detumescence
Oxen of the SunMedicineEmbryonic development
CirceMagicHallucination
EumaeusNavigationNarrative (old)
IthacaScienceCatechism (impersonal)
Penelope-Monologue (female)

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