Date of Submission

Spring 2022

Academic Program

Written Arts

Project Advisor 1

Mary Caponegro

Abstract/Artist's Statement

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Languages and Literature of Bard College

Nectar of the Sleepless Dead is a retelling of the Greek myth of Hades and Persephone set in the world of a Gothic monster novel where godhood comes at a high price and many seek their immortality through unsavory means. The social order of Olympia is thrown into chaos when Hades, the greatly feared ruler of the Necropolis, makes his first public appearance since wartime with unknown motives. Kore, daughter of Demeter, has been living a double life under the pseudonym "Persephone" and soon finds herself caught between three conflicting paths. Will she heed her mother's wishes and avoid the marriage market to stay at home to carry on the family craft? Will she follow in the footsteps of her friend Artemis and join the maiden order of huntresses who protect the city from unspeakable threats at night? Or will her strange kinship with Hades blossom into something more?

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