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

Senior Lecturer

Department of Modern Languages

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I am a specialist of 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.

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 I teach literary, cultural and historical content modules on Fantastic Literature, Humour, Self-Writing and and a research skills module on Travel and Literature.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


  • I am a scholar of cultures of travel and mobility in the French-speaking world, with further interests in translation and the history of 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", was published in spring 2020 with Boydell and Brewer for the British Society of Eighteenth-Century Studes)
  •  I co-edited a volume with Dr Rachel Willie (Liverpool John Moores), 'Travel and Conflict in the Early Modern World' (Routledge).
  • I am currently exploring, through a case study of 1924, the intersection between travel, tourism, colonialism and questions of gender. In 2021, I received a British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant for my study of 'travellee reactions' to colonial travel.


I am the interim Head of the Department of Modern Languages in semester 1 of 2021/22.

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

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Gelleri, G 2021, Ars apodemica gendered: female advice for travels. in G Gelleri & R Willie (eds), Travel and Conflict in the Early Modern World. Taylor & Francis.
Gelleri, G & Willie, RJ 2021, Introduction. in Travel and Conflict in the Early Modern World. Taylor & Francis.
Gelleri, G 2020, Lessons of Travel in Eighteenth-Century France: From Grand Tour to School Trips. Studies in the Eighteenth Century, Boydell & Brewer.
Carey, D, Gelleri, G & Ingram, A 2020, 'The Art of Travel (1500-1850) database', Viatica, vol. 7. <http://revues-msh.uca.fr/viatica/index.php?id=1370>
Gelleri, G & Willie, RJ (eds) 2020, Travel and Conflict in the Early Modern World. Renaissance and Early Modern Worlds of Knowledge, 1 edn, Taylor & Francis.
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