Corrie Hulse is the new managing editor of The Mantle
The Mantle has been growing in every which way since we debuted six years ago. Website traffic—that most shallow but obsessive metric—rises each year. But more importantly, the quality of arguments made on The Mantle deepens. The number of voices from around the world continues an outward expansion. And our essays, interviews, and reviews continue to influence discourse in universities and among practitioners while challenging artists and critics.
We’ve also just published our second book. The Treatise of the Three Impostors—a radical critique of and protest against religious authority—follows Gambit: Newer African Writing, a collection of interviews and short fiction by some of Africa’s hottest young writers.
The Mantle has always been about promoting the next generation of writers, critics, thought-provokers; we want to elevate the “emerging voice.” It’s time now to practice what we preach in our office.
And so it is with great pleasure that I announce that Corrie Hulse is now the Managing Editor of The Mantle.
Corrie has been with The Mantle for five of our six years. Her first essay, published February 11, 2010, is a review of The Devil Came on Horseback, the documentary that put the genocide in Sudan in the spotlight of Western media. Over the years Corrie has published an astounding 60 essays on our site, covering a wide spectrum of international affairs—from a debate on the Responsibility to Protect to North Korean military belligerence to challenging Julian Assange on “the Google of the future.”
For the past year Corrie has been our International Affairs editor, shaping and bringing to light several important essays, the most recent of which include a heartbreaking series of interviews with Rohingya refugees, a two-part essay on censorship in Venezuela, and a reflection on feminism in Iran.
It’s a no-brainer. Corrie is the right person to lead The Mantle’s online journal out of infancy into the next stage of our vibrant life. She will head an excellent staff, with Ariell Cacciola remaining as World Literature Editor and Laura Scheriau as Arts & Culture Editor. I asked Corrie for a couple of thoughts on what she intends to do with her new powers. Here’s what she says:
"I'm so excited for this opportunity, and grateful for the chance to contribute in a new capacity to a project I love so much. I look forward to bringing in new ideas, revamping old ones, and carrying the torch for a new round of writers. On tap for sure is a re-envisioning of our beloved roundtables—one of my favorite aspects of The Mantle! And in the spirit of highlighting censored voices and overlooked stories, look out for series of essays that you won’t find anywhere else. I will try not to let my new powers go to my head, but you can be sure I'm going to find fun ways to use them."
As for me, I will continue with The Mantle in a new and exciting capacity. More on that soon. For now, this is Corrie’s moment. Please join me in congratulating her (@corrie_hulse) on her new role!
Editor-in-Chief, The Mantle
P.S. Seeing as Corrie is no longer our International Affairs Editor, we have an opening. Interested? You know who to contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.