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 I teach literary, cultural and historical content modules on Fantastic Literature, Self-Writing, and a research skills module on Travel and Literature.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


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.
Les "promenades" de La Tocnaye: exil, voyage, survie, transfertGelleri, G. 2015 Exils et transferts culturels dans l'Europe moderne. Paris: Éditions L'Harmattan, p. 277287 p.
A trans-national forerunner of the Gothic? Lesuire’s The Savages of Europe (1759-64)Gelleri, G. 2015 In : Compar(a)ison.2009/1-2, p. 2742 p., 2
Absences et présences de l'art du voyage dans la France du 18e siècleGelleri, G. 2015 In : Lumen.XXXIV, 15, p. 55-6915 p.
A history of the French in London. Liberty, equality, opportunity (review)Gelleri, G. 2014 In : French History.28, 4, p. 561-5633 p.
Un éternel antidote contre la morale dépravée de nos prétendus PhilosophesGelleri, G. 2014
Les promenades de La Tocnaye:Exil, voyage, survie, transfertGelleri, G. 2014 p. 141 p.
Travel books in the early modern librariesGelleri, G. 2014
The World in the Library: Reading Travel Books in Eighteenth-Century France and elsewhereGelleri, G. 2014
Contre-voyage/s – un cas particulier du contre-texteGelléri, G. 2014 In : La Lecture littéraire.12, p. 125-13813 p.
An unknown creator of picturesque Ireland: Luttrell Wynne, the ‘Gentleman of Oxford’Gelleri, G. 2013
Anglophobia, anti-Anglomania and Gothic in Robert-Martin Lesuire’s fake traveloguesGelleri, G. 2013
Emile et ‘l’art du voyageGelleri, G. 2013
Voyager: un programme républicainGelleri, G. 2013 La république en voyage: Actes du colloque de Vizille, 2010. Serna, P. & Bertrand, G. (eds.). Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, p. 221-23110 p.
A Classified Methodology: Count d’Hauterive’s Observational Training for Apprentice Diplomats (1826?)Gelleri, G. 2012 13 p.
Witnessing the birth of the Irish picturesqueGelleri, G. 2012
From Grand Tour to school trips: Education by travels in 18th century FranceGelleri, G. 2012
Madame Du Bocage, un premier voyage d’Angleterre au fémininGelleri, G. 2011
Le voyage dans le programme d’éducation nationaleGelleri, G. 2010 15 p.
Travel to England as a gendered experienceGelleri, G. 2010
Repenser l’anglomanie: Entre transfert culturel et différence structuranteGelleri, G. 2010
Towards a Geography of the Ars ApodemicaGelleri, G. 2010
Représentations du pouvoir royal dans le discours huguenotGelleri, G. 2010 In : Seventeenth-Century French Studies.32, 1, p. 61-7312 p.
Le Beau et le vrai: L'esthétique du livre de voyage vue par les comptes rendusGelleri, G. 2008 Écrire des récits de voyage (XVIe - XVIIIe siècles): Esquisse d'une poétique en gestation. Pioffet , M. & Matsch, A. (eds.). Québec: Presses de l'Université Laval, p. 149 - 158