If I have a work by one author and a work by that author and coauthors in my works-cited-list, how do I order my entries?

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.

A work by one author should be listed before a work by that author and a coauthor.

Rappaport, Joanne. The Disappearing Mestizo: Configuring Difference in the Colonial Kingdom of Granada. Duke UP, 2014.

Rappaport, Joanne, and Tom Cummins. Beyond the Lettered City: Indigenous Literacies in the Andes. Duke UP, 2012.

If there is more than one coauthored work by that author in the list of works cited, list the entries alphabetically by the last name of the coauthor.

Ender, Evelyne, and Serafina Lawrence. “Inside a Red Cover: Proust and the Art of the Book.” Proust and the Arts, edited by Christie McDonald and François Proulx, Cambridge UP, 2015, pp. 191–212.

Ender, Evelyne, and Deidre Shauna Lynch. “On ‘Learning to Read.’” Guest column. PMLA, vol. 130, no. 3, May 2015, pp. 539–45.

If there is a work by an author and one coauthor and another work by that author and more than one coauthor, list the entries alphabetically by title.

Martinsen, Rob A., and Scott M. Alvord. “On the Relationship between L2 Pronunciation and Culture.” Spanish in Context, vol. 9, no. 3, 2012, pp. 443–65.

Martinsen, Rob A., et al. “Perceived Foreign Accent: Extended Stays Abroad, Level of Instruction, and Motivation.” Foreign Language Annals, vol. 47, no. 1, 2014, pp. 66–78.