How do I refer to a work I coauthored?
Note: This post relates to content in the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook. For up-to-date guidance, see the ninth edition of the MLA Handbook.
If you refer to a work that you wrote in collaboration with another author or with other authors, refer to yourself in either the first or the third person, and refer to your coauthor(s) in the third person. You may refer to yourself and the other author(s) either by name or by using pronouns. Create the works-cited-list entry for the source as you would for any other coauthored work.
Here are some suitable ways of referring to yourself and your fellow author(s):
In “Fleeing Feeling,” Daniel Murphy and I discuss the origins of the myth of British Victorian repression.
In “Fleeing Feeling,” Julie Anderson and Daniel Murphy discuss the origins of the myth of British Victorian repression.
In “Fleeing Feeling,” we discuss the origins of the myth of British Victorian repression.
Anderson, Julie, and Daniel Murphy. “Fleeing Feeling.” Victorian Zeitgeist, vol. 3, no. 4, Fall 2017, pp. 134-47.
Read our related post on how authors should cite their own works.