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  • 51 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
20052018

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Biography

After a twenty year career as a freelance still photographer, I was drawn back to the area of my undergraduate and Master’s degree in Literature to teach English for academic purposes in China. After a period there, I took first a Master’s degree in teaching English as a second language at the University of Leeds and then a Ph.D., where I observed doctoral candidates in Art and Design writing their theses. This study brought together my career as a visual artist and my interest in academic writing. While undertaking my research, I published on the inclusion of writing (and Ph.D.s) in Art and Design study, on the process and difficulties that participants faced in writing their theses, and on how lecturers conceptualise transgressive intertextuality.

Since completing my thesis, I have continued to work with multimodal communication, having been involved in a seminar series leading to a book on digital dissertations and theses. I am currently studying MOOCs as a platform for teaching academic writing.

Research Interests

Plagiarism; Intertextuality; Academic writing; Multimodal communication

Vision Statement

I am fascinated by the work that students and academics do in academic writing—the difficulties and successes that novices and experts experience in this artificial but vital context. I’m particularly interested in the innovations that emerge in academic writing, brought on in part by the increasing inclusion of visual expression in an area that has traditionally been dominated by verbal expression. In addition, intertextuality and the related social phenomenon of plagiarism engross me: I want to understand why academics focus on this area in a particular fashion, highlighting certain types of behaviour as misconduct and others as acceptable.

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Research Output

  • 51 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
  • 4 Article
  • 3 Chapter
  • 1 Conference proceeding
  • 1 Poster

How does intertextuality inform plagiarism?

Borg, E., 29 Oct 2018, Student plagiarism in higher education. Pecorari, D. & Shaw, P. (eds.). 1 ed. Abingdon, England: Routledge, p. 89-104 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Challenges and coping strategies for international publication: perceptions of young scholars in China

Jiang, X., Borg, E. & Borg, M., 2015, In : Studies in Higher Education. (in press)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • 9 Citations (Scopus)

    Exploring Nigerian postgraduate students’ experience of plagiarism: A phenomenographic case study

    Orim, S-M. I., Davies, J. W., Borg, E. & Glendinning, I., Jun 2013, In : International Journal for Educational Integrity. 9, 1, p. 20-34

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Students’ Experience of Institutional Interventions On Plagiarism: Nigerian Case

    Orim, S-M., Borg, E. & Awale-Ale, I., 12 Jun 2013, PLAGIARISM ACROSS EUROPE AND BEYOND: Conference Proceedings. p. 54-69 16 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

  • The Thesis: Texts and Machines

    Borg, E. & Boyd-Davis, S., Jun 2012, SAGE Handbook of Digital Dissertations and Theses. Andrews, R., Borg, E., Davis, S. B., Domingo, M. & England, J. (eds.). Los Angeles, California: SAGE Publications

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Activities

    • 13 Participation in conference

    New Forms of the Doctorate Seminar

    Erik Borg (Speaker)
    23 Mar 2009

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    Discourse and Disciplinarity Conference

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    21 Jun 2007

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    BALEAP PIM

    Erik Borg (Speaker)
    18 Nov 2006

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    iPED conference

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    17 May 2006

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    Writing PAD Symposium

    Erik Borg (Speaker)
    23 Sep 2005

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