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Richard Neupert

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Wheatley Professor of the Arts
Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor

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 French Film History, 1895-1946 (U of Wisconsin Press, 2022), 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 co-president of the Board of Directors for the non-profit Ciné movie theater.

See select guest lectures here:

EBERTFEST talk on the Lumières and Birth of Cinema:

Frankfurt Film Museum's Agnès Varda series, on LA POINTE COURTE


Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

Research Interests:

French Film Research


Selected Publications:

FRENCH FILM HISTORY, 1895-1946. University of Wisconsin Press, 2022.

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.

THE END: NARRATION AND CLOSURE IN THE CINEMA. Wayne State University Press, 1995.


Courses Regularly Taught:
Articles Featuring Richard Neupert

Charles H. Wheatley Professor of the Arts Dr. Richard Neupert has published French Film History, 1895–1946. The book is now available through University of Wisconsin Press…

This Spotlight on the Arts event brings together five UGA faculty from the Grady and Franklin Colleges to discuss their recent work on the short film "American Triptych," written and directed by Booker T. Mattison (Entertainment and Media…

Events with Richard Neupert

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