Central to the core mission of the Department of English is imaginative reasoning: the ability to think hypothetically about the world in all its diversity—the past, present, and future; the local and the global—in order to engage critically with social and political phenomena, envision what is possible, and dream up audacious solutions to seemingly insoluble problems.
The Department of English proudly stands with all DACA Students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as well as anywhere else in the United States. We believe that DACA students deserve humane treatment and should be able to live without fear in the communities they call home. Our department mission is governed by an unwavering commitment to the pursuit of social justice and an unequivocal affirmation of diversity. We therefore wholeheartedly agree with the Executive Council of the Latina/o Studies Association that “DREAMers’ success is everyone’s success. DREAMers’ losses are our loss. We all have something to lose should DACA protections disappear.”
The English Department Development Fund supports a range of department programs and student needs: assistance to undergraduate and graduate students, writing and scholarship awards, visiting lecturers and writers, and special opportunities for the department and the community.