Université de Nanterre, Paris
The exile suffered by French republicans who were forced to flee France in the aftermath of the revolutionary days of 1848 and 1849 and after the coup d’état of Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte, the future Napoléon III, on 2 December 1851, offers a privileged observation post to analyse the forms of political and committed literature. In particular, it allows us to see how forms of opposition are reconfigured when they no longer have access to the usual places of politics. This article aims to recall the scope and difficulties of this militant production, but also to understand the complex relationship between action and speech: does writing really allow one to act? The debate revolves around the question of tyrannicide. If the use of violence is not necessarily condemnable, is it still advisable at a time when the right to vote and pacifism are developing? .
Exile – Press – Tyrannicide – Attack – Pamphlet