Sirene was a Norwegian feminist magazine, issued from 1973 to 1983.[1]

CategoriesFeminist magazine
Circulation20,000 (1975)
PublisherJ.W. Cappelens Forlag (1973–1976)
Final issue1983
Based inChristiania (Oslo)

History and profile Edit

Sirene was launched in 1973.[2] One of the founders was Bjørg Vik.[2] The magazine was published by the publishing house J.W. Cappelens Forlag from 1973 to 1976, and thereafter by a dedicated foundation. It had a circulation of 20,000 at its maximum in 1975.[3]

In a thesis dated 1978 at the University of Oslo, Turid Kleiva described Sirene as a feminist alternative to the traditional weekly magazines. The magazine did not have a dedicated editor, but was produced collectively by a group of editors. The editorial staff included Bjørg Vik, Bitten Modal, Ida Lou Larsen and others.[4] Sirene's regular illustrators included Tonje Strøm.[5] The magazine ended publication in 1983.[6]

References Edit

  1. ^ Ingrid Birce Muftuoglu (2009). "The everyday campaign – personal and aesthetic expressions of protest in the 1970s Women's Movement in Norway" (PDF). University of Helsinki. Archived from the original (PDF) on 28 February 2017. Retrieved 27 February 2017.
  2. ^ a b Jane Eldridge Miller, ed. (2001). Who's who in Contemporary Women's Writing. London; New York: Routledge. p. 336. ISBN 978-0-415-15980-7.
  3. ^ Anne Marit Godal (ed.). "Sirene". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norsk nettleksikon.
  4. ^ Turid Kleiva (1978). "Sirene, eit feministisk alternativ til vekeblada" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  5. ^ Anne Marit Godal (ed.). "Tonje Strøm". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Norsk nettleksikon.
  6. ^ Unni Langås; Lisbeth Larsson; Anne Birgitte Richard. "Out of natural history and into modernity". Nordic Women's Literature. Retrieved 27 February 2017.