Richard Abel (born 1941) is a professor of Comparative Literature in the University of Michigan, United States. He has presented several anthologies of French texts translated in English including Colette's first review about The Cheat, Louis Delluc's critics, and Marcel L'Herbier's manifesto. He won the Theatre Library Association Award in 1985, 1995 and 2006.
- Abel, Richard The Red Rooster Scare: Making Cinema American, 1900-1910 University of California Press, 1999
- Abel, Richard, ed. French Film Theory and Criticism. Two volumes. Princeton: Princeton UP, 1988.
- Abel, Richard, ed. French Cinema: The First Wave, 1915-1929 Princeton: Princeton UP, 1984.