Publications, Conferences and Symposia Presentations

Layton, James (2017) “A Unity of Experience: The Shared Rhythms of Only Wolves and Lions,”PARtake: The Journal of Performance as Research: Vol. 1 : Iss. 2 , Article 4.
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Layton, J. (2016) The experience and perception of duration in three contemporary performances. PhD thesis. University of Chester. Available at:

Layton, J. (2014). Communitas, Ritual and Transformation in Robert Wilson’s Walking. Available at: (e-ISSN: 2334-2765).

Layton, J. (2012). Hotel Medea: Slowness and Self-Actualization in an Instant Culture. University of Salford (ISBN: 978-1-291-49020-6). Available at:

In search of our duration: An auto ethnographic journey, The Artist Researcher in Performance: Situating Artistic Inquiry in Research Design symposium, University of Bedfordshire, June 2018.

All aboard for a socially accelerated journey on the You Me Bum Bum Train: Metaxis, Transformation, Jouissance, Theorizing the Popular conference, Liverpool Hope University, (June 2017); Troubling Time conference, University of Manchester, (June 2017); Arts Research Initiative, Institute of the Arts, University of Cumbria (February 2017).

 Stepping Up: An Assessment of Performing Arts Induction Activities (co-authored with Kristian Rozells), Teaching & Learning Exchange, University of Chester (2015).

 Site, Sight, Cite: (Re)Making Locational Identity through Participatory and Walking PerformanceWhere To? Steps Towards the Future of Walking Arts, Falmouth University (2015).

Borders of knowledge: A reflection on a collaborative international drama project International Journal of Art & Design (iJADE) Conference, TATE Liverpool (co-authored with Jane Loudon) (2014).

 Only Wolves and Lions: A reflection on shared experience and shared rhythms: a presentation (with food) for twovoices (plusmanydigressions and occasionalfootnotes), CCRAM, University of Chester (2013).

Communitas, Ritual and Transformation in Robert Wilson’s Walking, Art of Walking conferenceEcole Normale Supérieure de Lyon (2013).

 Communitas, Ritual and Transformation in Robert Wilson’s Walking.University of Sunderland (On Walking – an international conference) (2013).

An Introduction to Henri Bergson and Pure Duration. CCRAM, University of Chester (2013).

Hotel Medea: Slowness & Self-Actualization in an Instant Culture, Duration Conference, Newcastle University & SPARC conference, University of Salford (2012).