Posts related to titles of works
How should I refer in my prose to a film or TV show that has an original foreign language title and an international title?
When writing about a work known by more than one title, consider your audience. If you are writing for an audience that will know the… Read More
In a title like Gardner’s Art through the Ages, should Gardner be listed as an author or a contributor?
To determine what to list in the Author or Contributor element of a works-cited-list entry for a book, consult the book’s title page. The title… Read More
How do I style the title of a segment from a television news, talk, or comedy show?
As the MLA Handbook notes, “A title is placed in quotation marks if it is part of a larger work” (25). Thus, enclose in quotation marks… Read More
Should the acronym of an italicized title be set in italics?
Yes. If you use an acronym in place of an italicized title, italicize the acronym, as shown in the example below: In his recent book,… Read More
How do I style a title or short title enclosed in parentheses in my parenthetical citation?
If a title or short title in parentheses must be given in a parenthetical citation, do not nest parentheses within parentheses. Instead, change the parentheses… Read More
Why are internal capital letters retained in titles of Web sites in MLA style?
When special typography is strongly associated with a brand, we retain it (e.g., SoundCloud, YouTube). The Chicago Manual of Style supports this practice, advising, “[N]ames that… Read More