Bodkin, Robin Orr. "The Creative Askesis of Jules Vallès." In Repression and Expression: Literary and Social Coding in Nineteenth-Century France, edited by Carrol F. Coates, pp. 111-34. New York: Peter Lang, 1996.
Connects Vallès to French poets Charles Baudelaire and Arthur Rimbaud in the early development of modernist poetics, specifically a poetics of resistance.
Bruce, Donald. "Discourse Analysis in Cultural Theory: 'Une Discipline Transversale."' Canadian Review of Comparative Literature 22, No. 1 (March 1995): 63-92.
Considers the example of Le Bachelier to discuss the usefulness of discourse analysis in understanding the historical specificity of literary texts and other works of art.
Bruce, Donald, and Terry Butler. "Towards the Discourse of the Commune: Characteristic Phenomena in Jules Vallès's Jacques Vingtras." Texte et Informatique 13-14 (1993): 219-49.
Uses computer-aided analysis to discover the characteristics (including neologisms, narrative rupture, and wordplay) of Vallès's texts about the Paris Commune uprising of 1871.
Kranowski, Nathan. "The Undeserved Obscurity of Jules Vallès." Romance Notes XIV, No. 3 (Spring 1973): 501-7.
Maintains that Vallès's radicalism relegated him to second tier in the official canon of great French writers, which includes Victor Hugo and Emile Zola.
Thomas, Jean-Jacques. "Revolutionary Signs and Discourse." In Modernity and Revolution in Late Nineteenth-Century France, edited by Barbara T. Cooper and Mary Donaldson-Evans, pp. 129-42. Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1992.
Compares the semiotics of Victor Hugo, Emile Zola, and Vallès to argue that Vallès remained always an author of the people.
Additional coverage of Vallès's life and career is contained in the following source published by Gale Research: Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 123.