Dr Gabor Gelleri PhD in French Literature, ELTE, Budapest, 2005 PhD in French History, EHESS, Paris, 2009

Dr Gabor Gelleri


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I am a specialist of early modern French culture, literature and history. I hold a PhD in History from the Ecoles des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris (2009), and a PhD in French from ELTE University Budapest (2005), as well as an MA in Cultural Anthropology. I have not yet decided whether I am a historian, a literary scholar or maybe a specialist of historical anthropology, and must admit I am happy to live in uncertainty on this point.I have a 'tea and chat' policy - if the light is on, you are welcome to knock at any time, with any questions.

I currently act as departmental First Year Tutor.

Additional Information

I am the co-director of the Aberystwyth-Bangor Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS).

I blog on travel-related matters on http://culturesoftravel.wordpress.com .


Module Coordinator

I teach a variety of modules in the department. I teach literary, cultural and historical content modules on Fantastic Literature, Self-Writing, and a research skills module on Travel and Literature. I share with Dr Bruno Sibona the first year literary module Images of France, and the literary skills module Art du Récit. I teach the French component of several shared 'European' modules: European cinema and Language and European Identity. My language teaching covers first-year advanced French translation, and final year French translation and grammar.


  • Travel culture and travel literature in Europe - particularly in early modern France
    • Early modern French intellectual history
    • Writing and reading practices in early modern France
    • History of French journalismMy first monograph, "Philosophies du voyage: visiter l'Angleterre aux 17e-18e siècles" was published in 2016 by the Voltaire Foundation (Oxford). I have published papers, mostly on matters relating to travel in early modern France, in Nottingham French Studies, Compar(a)ison, Seventeenth-Century French Studies and La Lecture littéraire, as well as in a series of conference volumes. Currently I am working on a monograph on educational travel (working title: "From Grand Tour to School Trips: Educational Travel in 18th-Century France), and co-editing a volume with Dr Rachel Willie (Liverpool John Moores) on travel and conflict.



Gelleri, G. 2017. Art of Travel 1500-1850. Other Cadair


Gelléri, G. 2016. "Pas le mondre petit géant"? Touristes français dans l'Angleterre de la restauration Stuart: "Not even the tiniest little giant"? French tourists in Restauration England. Nottingham French Studies 55 (3) pp. 280-297. 10.3366/nfs.2016.0155 Cadair

Gelleri, G. 2016. Philosophies du voyage: Visiter l'Angleterre aux 17e-18e siècles. [Philosophies of travel] Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment Voltaire Foundation, Oxford Cadair

Gelleri, G. 2016. An unknown 'creator' of picturesque Ireland: The Irish sketches and notes of Luttrell Wynne, the 'Gentleman of Oxford'. Irish Architectural & Decorative Studies XVIII pp. 44-65. Cadair


Gelleri, G. 2015. Les "promenades" de La Tocnaye: exil, voyage, survie, transfert. [La Tocnaye's "walks": exile, travel, survival, cultural transfer.] Exils et transferts culturels dans l'Europe moderne. Éditions L'Harmattan, Paris pp. 277. Cadair

Gelleri, G. 2015. A trans-national forerunner of the Gothic? Lesuire’s The Savages of Europe (1759-64). Compar(a)ison 2009/1-2 2 pp. 27. Other Cadair

Gelleri, G. 2015. Absences et présences de l'art du voyage dans la France du 18e siècle. [Absences and presences of the art of travel in 18th-century France.] Lumen XXXIV (15) pp. 55-69. 10.7202/1028511ar Cadair


Gelleri, G. 2014. A history of the French in London. Liberty, equality, opportunity (review). French History 28 (4) pp. 561-563. 10.1093/fh/cru098 Cadair

Gelleri, G. 2014. Un éternel antidote contre la morale dépravée de nos prétendus Philosophes. [An eternal antidote against the moral depravity of our so-called Philosophers.] Channel Connections: economic, social, cultural and intellectual transfer and contrast between France and the British Isles 1600-1800. Cadair

Gelleri, G. 2014. Les promenades de La Tocnaye:Exil, voyage, survie, transfert. [The walks La Tocnaye:Exile, travel, survival, transfer.] Exils et transferts culturels dans l’Europe moderne. Other Cadair

Gelleri, G. 2014. Travel books in the early modern libraries. Book history in global context, study day. Other Cadair

Gelleri, G. 2014. The World in the Library: Reading Travel Books in Eighteenth-Century France and elsewhere. Community Libraries in the Atlantic World. Cadair

Gelléri, G. 2014. Contre-voyage/s – un cas particulier du contre-texte. [Counter-travel/s: a specific case of counter-text.] La Lecture littéraire 12 pp. 125-138. Cadair


Gelleri, G. 2013. An unknown creator of picturesque Ireland: Luttrell Wynne, the ‘Gentleman of Oxford’. Seeing the World: Travel, Text, Image.. Other Cadair

Gelleri, G. 2013. Anglophobia, anti-Anglomania and Gothic in Robert-Martin Lesuire’s fake travelogues. Borders and Crossings. Cadair

Gelleri, G. 2013. Emile et ‘l’art du voyage. [Emile and the art of travel.] Rousseau and the apodemic tradition Annual Meeting. Other Cadair

Gelleri, G. 2013. Voyager: un programme républicain. [Travel: a republican program.] In P. Serna., G. Bertrand. (eds) La république en voyage: Actes du colloque de Vizille, 2010. Presses Universitaires de Rennes, Rennes pp. 221-231. Other Cadair


Gelleri, G. 2012. A Classified Methodology: Count d’Hauterive’s Observational Training for Apprentice Diplomats (1826?). Instructions, Questions, and Directions: Learning to Observe in Early Modern Scientific Travel. Other Cadair

Gelleri, G. 2012. Witnessing the birth of the Irish picturesque. Borders and Crossings VI. Other Cadair

Gelleri, G. 2012. From Grand Tour to school trips: Education by travels in 18th century France. Modern Languages Association Conference. Cadair


Gelleri, G. 2011. Madame Du Bocage, un premier voyage d’Angleterre au féminin. [Madame du Bocage - first female to tour England.] Colloque Anne-Marie Du Bocage. Other Cadair


Gelleri, G. 2010. Le voyage dans le programme d’éducation nationale. [The trip to the national education program.] La République en voyage. Other Cadair

Gelleri, G. 2010. Travel to England as a gendered experience. Early Modern Women in Continental Europe. Cadair

Gelleri, G. 2010. Repenser l’anglomanie: Entre transfert culturel et différence structurante. [Rethinking Anglomania] France, Great Britain and Ireland: Cultural transfers and the circulation of knowledge in the age of Enlightenment. Conference of the 18th Century Society of Ireland.. Cadair

Gelleri, G. 2010. Towards a Geography of the Ars Apodemica. Renaissance Society of America conference. Other Cadair

Gelleri, G. 2010. Représentations du pouvoir royal dans le discours huguenot. [Representations of Royal power in the Huguenot discourse.] Early Modern French Studies 32 (1) pp. 61-73. Cadair


Gelleri, G. 2008. Le Beau et le vrai: L'esthétique du livre de voyage vue par les comptes rendus. In M. Pioffet., A. Matsch. (eds) Écrire des récits de voyage (XVIe - XVIIIe siècles): Esquisse d'une poétique en gestation. Presses de l'Université Laval, Québec pp. 149 - 158. Cadair