CV

I have over twenty years experience of working in drama, theatre and performance as a performer, director, producer, lecturer and researcher. A full CV is available on request: please email jameslaytonis@gmail.com

My doctoral research examined the perception of duration in contemporary performance through an autoethnographic lens, making connections between Bergsonian duration, Maslow’s theory of self-actualization, Csikszentmihalyi’s notion of optimal experience or ‘flow’, and Turner’s discussion of spontaneous communitas. My other research concerns psychogeography and mythogeography, particularly how the act of walking can be used to understand and transform urban spaces. I am also currently involved in an applied drama project in Romania exploring reciprocity, participation and identity. Previously, I have presented my research at the universities of Chester, Cumbria, Falmouth, Newcastle, Salford, Sunderland, Manchester, Liverpool Hope, and Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon.

 

PhD (Theatre / Performance)                                                     Email me for full CV: jameslaytonis@gmail.com
University of Chester

MA Performance
De Montfort University

BA (Hons) Drama
Liverpool John Moores University

Certificate in Post-Coumpulsary Education and Training
University of Warwick

PGCert Professional Studies in Education
Open University

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy