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literature and language professor

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

  • Other Work

    • 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.

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

child:
Walker Van Vlissingen Carpenter Wettlaufer

child:
Isabelle Everett Carpenter Wettlaufer