Have there been corrections to the ninth edition of the MLA Handbook?

Yes. The following corrections have been made in the ninth edition of the MLA Handbook since its publication. This chart shows in which printing the changes first appeared.

Section number Page number As originally published As corrected Reason for correction Printing number
ch. 3
91 When the dictionary gives both the capitalized and lowercased form as acceptable options—as many do for black and Black, for example—choose one and be consistent. If you are working directly with an author or discussing a person or community whose preferences are known, however, follow that preference. When the dictionary gives both capitalized and lowercased forms as options, choose one and be consistent. When the dictionary notes that one form is the more commonly used one, as Merriam-Webster does for Black, generally use the more common form. But when you are working directly with an author or discussing a person or community whose preferences are known, follow that preference. To reflect a dictionary change after the handbook went to press 3rd
5.41 148 Othello. Performances by Laurence Olivier et al., BHE Films, 1965. Othello. Directed by Stuart Burge, performances by Laurence Olivier et al., BHE Films, 1965. Generally list film directors as key contributors in the Contributor element 3rd
5.44 151 Burge, Stuart, director. Othello. Japanese subtitles by Shunji Shimizu, BHE Films, 1965. Othello. Directed by Stuart Burge, Japanese subtitles by Shunji Shimizu, BHE Films, 1965. Generally list film directors as key contributors in the Contributor element 3rd
5.48 154 Blade Runner. 1982. Director’s cut, Warner Bros., 1992. Blade Runner. 1982. Directed by Ridley Scott, director’s cut, Warner Bros., 1992. Generally list film directors as key contributors in the Contributor element 3rd
5.108 210 Blade Runner. 1982. Director’s cut, Warner Bros., 1992. Blade Runner. 1982. Directed by Ridley Scott, director’s cut, Warner Bros., 1992. Generally list film directors as key contributors in the Contributor element 3rd
6.1 238 And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street / And to Think In the Time of the Butterflies / In the Time Replaced example 3rd
7.1 288   Added cross-reference “Bilingual quotations: 6.75.” To aid navigation 3rd
appendix 2 contents 304 “With a generic label in place of title” “With a generic label and no unique title” To clarify terms “general label” and “unique title” 3rd
appendix 2 contents 307 “With Original Release Date Given Optionally” “With Original Release Date Given as Supplemental Element” To clarify use of supplemental elements 3rd
appendix 2 contents 308 “With format optionally given in final supplemental element” “With format given in final supplemental element” To clarify use of supplemental elements 3rd
appendix 2  318 “With a generic label in place of title” “With a generic label and no unique title” To clarify terms “general label” and “unique title” 3rd
appendix 2  329 “With Original Release Date Given Optionally” “With Original Release Date Given as Supplemental Element” To clarify use of supplemental elements 3rd
appendix 2 329 Blade Runner. 1982. Director’s cut, Warner Bros., 1992. Blade Runner. 1982. Directed by Ridley Scott, director’s cut, Warner Bros., 1992. Generally list film directors as key contributors in the Contributor element 3rd
appendix 2 331 “With format optionally given in final supplemental element” “With format given in final supplemental element” To clarify use of supplemental elements 3rd
index 358 A subentry of “online journal articles” shows the following: Location element for, 5.73, fig. 5.87 Location element for, 5.87, figs. 5.87–5.89 Correction 3rd
index 361 A subentry of “question marks” shows the following: in titles of works, 1.102, fig. 2.11, 2.102, 2.105 in titles of works, fig. 2.11, fig. 2.14, 2.101, 2.102, 2.105 Correction 3rd