Dr Gabor Gelleri

PhD in French Literature, ELTE, Budapest, 2005

PhD in French History, EHESS, Paris, 2009

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, 2016

Dr Gabor Gelleri


Department of Modern Languages

Contact Details


I am a specialist of early modern French culture, literature and history, specializing in cultures of travel. 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. 

Additional Information

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

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


Module Coordinator

I teach a variety of modules in the department. I teach literary, cultural and historical content modules on Fantastic Literature, Humour, Self-Writing and and a research skills module on Travel and Literature. I share with Dr Marieke Mueller the first year module Introduction to French Studies. I teach the French component of Language and European Identity. My language teaching covers translation and grammar at all levels.


  • Travel culture and travel literature in Europe
  • Early modern French intellectual history
  • Writing and reading practices in early modern France
  • History of French journalism
  • My 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. My second monograph, : "Lessons of Travel in 18th-Century France: From Grand Tour to School Trips", is due in spring 2020 with Boydell and Brewer for the British Society of Eighteenth-Century Studes). I am co-editing a volume with Dr Rachel Willie (Liverpool John Moores) on travel and conflict for Routledge.
  • I am in the process of developing a new research topic on travel and heath, and particularly on seasickness.
  • Another new research topic combines the histories of travel, women, and colonization


I am the Departmental Part 2 Tutor (Second and Final Year). I am also the scheme coordinator for Single Honours French Studies.

Office Hours (Student Contact Times)

  • Thursday 14:30-16:30
  • Friday 15:15-16:45


Gelleri, G, Art of Travel 1500-1850, 2017, Web publication/site.
Gelleri, G 2017, Madame Du Bocage, un premier voyage d’Angleterre au féminin. in F Bessire & M Reid (eds), Forme Venus, Arte Minerva: : Sur l'oeuvre et la carrière d'Anne-Marie Du Bocage (1710-1802). Presses Universitaires de Rouen et du Havre, Mont-Saint-Agnan, pp. 43-56.
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, vol. 55, no. 3, pp. 280-297. https://doi.org/10.3366/nfs.2016.0155
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, vol. XVIII, pp. 44-65.
Gelleri, G 2016, Philosophies du voyage: Visiter l'Angleterre aux 17e-18e siècles. Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment, Voltaire Foundation, Oxford.
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