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 I teach literary, cultural and historical content modules on Fantastic Literature, Self-Writing, and a research skills module on Travel and Literature.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.


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.

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. 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

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.

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.


Gelleri, G. 2014. A history of the French in London. Liberty, equality, opportunity (review). French History 28 (4) pp. 561-563. 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. 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, Paris, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 06/06/2014 - 07/06/2014. pp. 14. Other

Gelleri, G. 2014. The World in the Library: Reading Travel Books in Eighteenth-Century France and elsewhere. Community Libraries in the Atlantic World, Liverpool, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 24/01/2014 - 25/01/2014.

Gelleri, G. 2014. Travel books in the early modern libraries. Book history in global context, study day, Leicester, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 23/05/2014. Other

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, Sheffield, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 11/09/2014 - 12/09/2014.


Gelleri, G. 2013. An unknown creator of picturesque Ireland: Luttrell Wynne, the ‘Gentleman of Oxford’. Seeing the World: Travel, Text, Image., Galway, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 27/09/2013 - 28/09/2013. Other

Gelleri, G. 2013. Anglophobia, anti-Anglomania and Gothic in Robert-Martin Lesuire’s fake travelogues. Borders and Crossings, Liverpool, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 22/07/2013 - 24/07/2013.

Gelleri, G. 2013. Emile et ‘l’art du voyage. [Emile and the art of travel.] Rousseau and the apodemic tradition Annual Meeting, Cleveland, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 04/04/2013 - 07/04/2013. Other

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


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, Berlin, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 21/09/2012 - 22/09/2012. Other

Gelleri, G. 2012. From Grand Tour to school trips: Education by travels in 18th century France. Modern Languages Association Conference, Seattle, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 05/01/2012 - 08/01/2012.

Gelleri, G. 2012. Witnessing the birth of the Irish picturesque. Borders and Crossings VI, Birmingham, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 02/07/2012 - 05/07/2012. Other


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, Rouen, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 01/12/2011 - 02/12/2011. Other


Gelleri, G. 2010. Le voyage dans le programme d’éducation nationale. [The trip to the national education program.] La République en voyage, Vizille, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 23/09/2010 - 24/09/2010. Other

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., Limerick, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 25/06/2010 - 26/06/2010.

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. 2010. Towards a Geography of the Ars Apodemica. Renaissance Society of America conference, Venice, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 10/04/2010 - 13/04/2010. Other

Gelleri, G. 2010. Travel to England as a gendered experience. Early Modern Women in Continental Europe, Dublin, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 02/09/2010 - 03/09/2010.


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.