Georgia Toumara

Research title: Travelling in the Byronic Aura: Cliché and Imaginary Geographies in Late Romantic and Victorian Travelogues to Greece and Italy

Research Summary

'The Byronic Cliché in Late Romantic and Victorian Travelogues to Greece and Italy'

My research focuses on the intersection of late Romantic and Victorian traveller tropes and the Byronic legacy. My interest lies specifically in portrayals of and interactions with landscape and the Byronic cliché images that pervade travel accounts (travelogues, guidebooks, journals etc.) 

Research interests

  • Travel Literature of the Eighteenth, Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries
  • Romantic Legacies
  • Representation of Ruins
  • Gothic Imagery of Landscapes
  • Material Culture


Greece in Victorian Popular Culture International Conference Revicto Project- Department of English Language and Literature, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), Athens, 8th-9th April 2022

'The Body as Visual Cacophony in Travel Accounts of Late Nineteenth-Century Greece'

Additional Information

Peer reviewer for FORUM (Issue 32: ‘The Aftermath’) July 2021, University of Edinburgh