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Alexandra Ker Wettlaufer

Alexandra Ker Wettlaufer, American literature and language professor. Chair Women and Work Gallery, Austin, 2001—2007; board, 2nd vice president Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies, since 2006; advisory board European Romantic Review, 2007; executive council Modern Language Association, New York City, since 2008.

Background

  • Wettlaufer, Alexandra Ker was born on March 17, 1960 in Buffalo. Daughter of Conrad Penn Wettlaufer and Gail Summerfield Ker.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Princeton University, New Jersey, 1982. Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, New York City, 1992.

    Career

    • Assistant professor, French and comparative literature University Texas, Austin, 1992—2000, associate professor, French and comparative literature, since 2000, associate director, plan II honors program, since 2005.

    Works

    • Author: (book) Pen versus Paintbrush: Girodet, Balzac, and the Myth of Pygmalion in Postrevolutionary France, In the Mind's Eye: The Visual Impulse in Diderot, Baudelaire and Ruskin. Contributor articles to professional journals, chapters to books.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Liberals

    Membership

    Chair Women and Work Gallery, Austin, 2001—2007. Board, 2nd vice president Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies, since 2006. Advisory board European Romantic Review, 2007.

    Executive council Modern Language Association, New York City, since 2008.

    Connections

    • Married Arthur Graham Carpenter, October 3, 1987. Children: Walker Van Vlissingen Carpenter, Isabelle Everett Carpenter.
    • father: Conrad Penn Wettlaufer
    • mother: Gail Summerfield Ker
    • spouse: Arthur Graham Carpenter
    • children: Walker Van Vlissingen Carpenter Wettlaufer
    • Isabelle Everett Carpenter Wettlaufer
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    Born March 17, 1960
    (age 57)
    Nationality
    • 1982
      Princeton University
    • 1992
      Columbia University
    • 1992
      Assistant, professor
      Austin, Texas, United States