Saturday, February 20, 2010

Ah, Knattleikr

Ah, Knattleikr - how I miss thee!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Pat and Becky Return

Pat and Becky will be coming back from Portland for a week, and we are going to try to throw down while they are here! August 8th in Allston (223 Western Ave) 5-9pm. Afterwards there will probably be some sort of get together for beer and nursing wounds.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

July 12, 2009 @ Clark University

We will be playing Knattleikr on July 12, 2009 at 12pm on the Quad at Clark University.

See you there!


Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Viking Arms and Armor

Hey all. I thought you might find it interesting to know that the guy who basically started us all playing Knattleikr, Bill Short, just came out with a book on Viking Age Norse arms and combat techniques. Given all of the fighting we end up doing in the process maybe some of us can find inspiration here...hopefully no one shows up with an axe instead of a stick to hit me with now.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

New Game Cometh

So, next chance to hit people with a stick while they try and hit you...(not including Nick on this one, as these things happen often to him) December 6th. New Haven, CT. Knowing us, there will probably be drink after and/or maybe a trip to one of the local delicious restaurants that New Haven has to offer. Should be enough bed/couch/floor space to accommodate all those willing to show their faces for battle, so that shouldn't be an excuse.

See you on the battlefield.

Blood for the Blood God.

Monday, May 19, 2008

July 26th - Knattleikr

We have set the next Knattleikr date - July 26th, 2008. The location is still to be determined. The current thought is to either have it at Nick's (Jotun One) house or, depending on weather, at a random field and camp out after. You will be updated as we know more.



Professor Winston Napier has Died

Many of you may know Professor Winston Napier from Clark University. He has died. He was a professor of English and he means a lot to those who had the privilege to be one of his students. An interesting, funny, strict, fair and eclectic professor, he pushed his students very hard. Despite - and because of - the pushing his students came out better students on the other end. I am confident that I can speak for most of his past students when I thank him for what he has done for us.

Below, I have pasted the full notice that Clark University has posted on the University's website.



University Communication

May 19, 2008

In Memoriam: Winston Napier, E. Franklin Frazier Chair and Associate Professor of English

Winston Napier, Clark University's E. Franklin Frazier Chair and associate professor of English, died Sunday, May 18, after a sudden illness. The Clark community is saddened by his loss. A memorial service is being planned. Details will be shared as they are finalized.

Professor Napier earned a bachelor's degree from William Patterson College in 1974 and a master's degree and Ph.D. at Howard University in 1977 and 1991, respectively. He taught at Howard University, Purdue University, George Washington University and Bates College before joining the Clark faculty in 1995 as the E. Franklin Frazier Professor. In this tenure-track professorship, Napier created and taught innovative courses on African American literature and critical theory. In addition to the traditional African American canon, his courses explored recently published works by African American writers, particularly contemporary novels of satire.

Professor Napier specialized in critical theory, 20th-century African American literary culture, and African American philosophical thought. A former editor of the Howard University Journal of Philosophy, he published in Literature and Psychology, The Massachusetts Review, New Literary History, and The Village Voice Literary Supplement. He was editor of the acclaimed book "African American Literary Theory: A Reader." In his research, Professor Napier explored the intercultural dynamics responsible for the unique structure and configuration of black expressive discourse. He examined the theoretical foundations of African American intellectual culture. In his most recent work on the satiric novel, he analyzed the ways in which contemporary African American writers adopt a distinctively postmodern reaction to racism and other forms of social injustice through a campaign of disparagement qualified by the force of contemptuous laughter. He invited members of the Clark and Worcester communities to explore these issues as well through the African American Intellectual Culture Series, a lecture series sponsored by Clark's Higgins School of Humanities that Professor Napier helped organize each year.

"Winston's passing is heart-breaking for the Clark academic community. He made a profoundly thoughtful contribution to the intellectual life of students and faculty here. Dozens of students have told me he was their most stimulating teacher in college. I was honored that he asked me one year to lead a discussion in his course on the Harlem Renaissance. I will miss him very much," says President John Bassett.


Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Mobile Blogging Test

This is a mobile blogging test. This could be use to submit info about our bouts as they happen.

Sent from my BlackBerry® wireless device from U.S. Cellular

The Last Two Bouts

There have been two knattleikr bouts since the last posting. One occurred on Sunday, January 27 in Oakham. While we did not play on a frozen lake (there was a recent warming spell and the lake may not have held us), we did have an interesting game out on a field near on of the player's houses in Oakham. We followed up the game with some food, fellowship, and general fooling around. It was cold, snowy, and glorious. With an luck - and a little detective work - I should be able to find some photos from that event.
We also played on February 10 at Clark in Worcester. While the group was small, we got a good game in and even experienced some winter thunder claps during the game (a sign from Odin, perhaps?). We then went out to Monyhain's for some refreshment and then to Saigon Vietnamese for dinner. Good times all around.
As for the next bout, I will look into it and get the date, time, and location posted here.


Thursday, November 29, 2007

Our Knattleikr Videos

Our regular readers may have noticed that I removed the video feed on the sidebar. I did so because that sidebar is an auto feed from Youtube that will show Knattleikr videos from other groups so, I embedded some of our videos in a blog post.