TEASys in the Digital English handbook

TEASYS is now included in the Digital English handbook, an evolving, open-access handbook aimed at university teachers that aims to be “a practical resource for original, adaptable and proven exercises, assignments, and techniques using digital, online and mobile technology.” The entry features Tübingen’s “Annotating Poetry” student group and their work on Shakespeare’s sonnets.

Next Annotating The Knight of the Burning Pestle

Dear all,

our regular Annotating The Knight of the Burning Pestle meetings this semester are taking place on Thursdays from 16:15 to 17:45 in room 465 in Brechtbau. Our next meeting is this Thursday, the 14th of June.

Hope to see many of you there!


The first annotated poems are online

The latest version of the TEASys viewer allowed us to now present the first fruits of the student groups’ work online. The first two poems are “Trench Poets” by Edgell Rickword (from the “Annotating World War 1 Poetry” group) and Shakespeare’s Sonnet 81 (from the “Annotating Sonnets” seminar).

The note sets – as is wont with our use of TEASys as a social, collaborative, scholarly annotation system – are ongoing and will become larger over time. Sonnet 81, for example, was annotated over the course of one semester by one group of students. This is, so to say, only the first round of annotations, and we look forward to further discuss, analyze and interpret this poem with others, online and in the classroom.

See the list in the “Poetry” section of our website. As the list of poems will also grow in the coming months, make sure to check back every once in a while!

Next Dickens Meeting: 29 June 2017

Dear all,

Our next Dickens meeting will take place on 29 June, 10-12. Please note that we’re going to meetin in front of the Brechtbau library again.

I’m looking forward to seeing you 🙂


Annotating Literature at the Tübinger Fenster für Forschung


The Annotating Literature project will take part in the Tübinger Fenster für Forschung (TÜFF), which gives academic projects a chance to present their work to the public.

We have prepared a poster explaining the main features of TEASys. 

Furthermore, we will offer a quiz for those who want to find out how annotations using this system enhance their understanding of a text.

TÜFF will take place on April 28, 3 to 10 p.m. at the Morgenstelle in Tübingen.

We’re looking forward to meeting you!



Next Dickens Meeting: 18.11

Hi all,

our next Dickens meeting will take place on Friday, 18.11, 8-10 o’clock, in room 465 (Brechtbau).

I’m looking forward to seeing you 🙂



„Annotating Literature“ at ESIT „Tag der Lehre“

On June 15, we’re going to present our project at the ESIT “Tag der Lehre”. You can find our booth in the university library.

For those of you who are interested in the practice of annotating, we will offer two workshops in the Unibibliothek (12.30-12.50 and 13:30-13:50).The workshops will take place in Gruppenarbeitsraum 422.

We’re looking forward to seeing you! 🙂