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


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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 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 I teach literary, cultural and historical content modules on Fantastic Literature, Self-Writing and Humour, and a research skills module on Travel and Literature. I share with Dr Christie Margrave the first year module Introduction to French Studies. I teach the French component of several shared 'European' modules: European cinema and 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. Currently I am working on a monograph on educational travel (working title: "Lessons of Travel in 18th-Century France: From Grand Tour to School Trips, under pre-contract with Boydell and Brewer for the British Society of Eighteenth-Century Studes), and 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 First Year Tutor, and also direct the department's Peer Mentoring Scheme. I am also the scheme coordinator for Single Honours French Studies.


Art of Travel 1500-1850Gelleri, G., 2017
Madame Du Bocage, un premier voyage d’Angleterre au fémininGelleri, G., 2017 , Forme Venus, Arte Minerva: : Sur l'oeuvre et la carrière d'Anne-Marie Du Bocage (1710-1802). Bessire, F. & Reid, M. (eds.). Mont-Saint-Agnan: Presses Universitaires de Rouen et du Havre, p. 43-5614 p.
"Pas le mondre petit géant"? Touristes français dans l'Angleterre de la restauration Stuart: "Not even the tiniest little giant"? French tourists in Restauration EnglandGelléri, G., 2016 , In : Nottingham French Studies.55, 3, p. 280-29718 p.
Philosophies du voyage: Visiter l'Angleterre aux 17e-18e sièclesGelleri, G., 2016 , Oxford: Voltaire Foundation. 296 p. (Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment)
An unknown 'creator' of picturesque Ireland: The Irish sketches and notes of Luttrell Wynne, the 'Gentleman of Oxford'Gelleri, G., 2016 , In : Irish Architectural & Decorative Studies.XVIII, p. 44-6519 p.
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