Publications, Conferences and Symposia Presentations

Layton, J. (forthcoming) ‘From Space to (Embodied) Place: A Manifesto for Sensory Learning in Site-Specific Practices’ In: L. Campbell (Ed.), Leap into Action: Performative Pedagogies in Art & Design Education. USA: Peter Lang.

Layton, J. (2019). Mentz, Olivier & Fleiner, Micha (eds.) (2018): The Arts in Language Teaching: International Perspectives: Performative – Aesthetic – Transversal. LIT Verlag: Zürich. SCENARIO: Journal for Performative Teaching, Learning, Research, XIII(1), 110-114.

Read Between the Lines: Using drama as a tool to changes attitudes towards suicide among young people. Building Bridges in Applied Arts, Education and Community conference (University of Wolverhampton / Journal of Applied Arts and Health) (7th-10th August 2019).

Layton, James. (2019). Future Cities: Using Drama as a Tool for Exploring Communities. Drama: One Forum, Many Voices, Vol. 25 (1).

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 pure duration: An autoethnographic 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).