Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Word of the day: Festschrift

The word of the day is Festschrift:

volume of articles, essays, etc., contributed by many authors in honor of colleague, usually published on the occasion of retirement, an important anniversary, or the like.


"Nearly twenty years ago, while still a graduate student in English at the University of Chicago, I was invited to contribute to a Festschrift for my father. The looming occasion was his 40th year as an English professor at Amherst College."

 - Will Pritchard, "A tender coincidence", Winter 2016 The University of Chicago Magazine

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