Janet Fink

Position: Professor of Childhood and Personal Relationships
Institution: University of Huddersfield
Geographical areas: Northern Europe, Western Europe

Research areas: Childhood in postwar British cinema; family lives in film and fiction; gender and sexuality; child poverty

Relevant Publications

Fink, Janet, ‘Representing family troubles through the 20th century’, in Family Troubles? Exploring Changes and Challenges in the Family Lives of Children and Young People, ed. by Jane Ribbens McCarthy, Carol-Ann Hooper and Val Gillies (Bristol: Policy Press, 2013) pp. 35-44. ISBN 9781447304432.


– ‘”They don’t really care what happens to me”: divorce, family life and children’s emotional worlds in 1950s’ British cinema’, in Portrayals of Children in Popular Culture: Fleeting Images, ed. by Vibiana Bowman Cvetkovic and Debbie Olson (New York: Lexington Books, 2013), pp. 153-169. ISBN 0739167480.


– ‘Questions of innocence and guilt: Child abduction and the representation of mothers in post-war British cinema’, Families, Relationships and Societies, 1 (2) (2012), 193-208.


– ‘For better or for worse? The dilemmas of unmarried motherhood in mid-twentieth century popular British film and fiction’, Women’s History Review, 20 (1) (2011), 125-138.


Fink, Janet and Katherine Holden, ‘Pictures from the margins of marriage: representations of spinsters and single mothers in the Victorian novel, interwar Hollywood melodrama and British films of the 1950s and 60s’, Gender and History, 11 (2) (1999), 233-255.


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