I’ve found that some non-Lacanians believe that Lacan does not focus on (or completely overlooks) affect and/or the importance of “body language.”
To those individuals who say this I offer the following:
“I speak with my body and I do so unbeknownst to myself. Thus, I always say more than I know (plus que je n’en sais).”1
Lacan had a lot to say about the speaking body. Clearly the speaking aspect of the this was important to Lacan, but so was the body that speaks.
Lacan, J. (1999). Encore: On feminine sexuality, the limits of love and knowledge (1972-1973). The Seminar of Jacques Lacan, Book XX. (Fink, B. Trans.). New York: W.W. Norton.↩