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James Heffernan alerted us to New Books on Literature 19, a new book review site he's editing:
Launching on September 1, 2009, nbol-19.org is an Online Review of Books on English and American Literature of the Nineteenth Century. Sponsored by Dartmouth College and edited by James Heffernan with technical help from Thomas Luxon and editorial advice from thirty-three specialists in nineteenth-century literature, this site aims to revolutionize academic reviewing by assessing new books within ninety days of their publication, by inviting authors to respond to each review within thirty days of its submission, and by inviting comments from visitors to the site. Taking advantage of web resources, its reviews will include pictures from the books it reviews and links to relevant material on other sites. With reviewers ranging from graduate students to chaired professors and emeriti, this site has commissioned just over one hundred reviews of books published in 2009, is already posting more than twenty of them, and aims to have the rest up by next April. Meanwhile, its Books Announced list for 2009 briefly describes all the books it will review.