Wheatley Professor of the Arts
Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor

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Fine Arts Building, Room 262B
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Richard Neupert is the Charles H. Wheatley Professor of the Arts and a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor. He teaches film history and theory. His special areas of interest are French cinema, narrative theory, and animation. His books include John Lasseter (U of Illinois Press, 2016), French Animation History (WileyBlackwell 2011), A History of the French New Wave Cinema (Wisconsin UP, 2003, 2007) and The End: Narration and Closure in Cinema (Wayne State UP, 1995). He also translated two books from French: Aesthetics of Film(Texas UP, 1997) and The French New Wave: An Artistic School(Blackwell, 2002). Professor Neupert is coordinator of UGA's Film Studies major and Film Studies minor, and is on the Board of Directors for the non-profit Ciné movie theater.


Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

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Selected Publications:

JOHN LASSETER AND THE RISE OF PIXAR STYLE. University of Illinois Press, 2016

FRENCH ANIMATION HISTORY. Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.

A HISTORY OF THE FRENCH NEW WAVE CINEMA. University of Wisconsin Press, 2007.


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Events with Richard Neupert

Fine Arts Building | Room 400