Published 10 January 2018
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Published 10 January 2018
The script of a play and each performance of it are different works and should be cited separately. Apply the MLA template of core elements to the work to create your works-cited-list entry. Published Script Miller, Arthur. Death of a Salesman. Bloomsbury Publishing, 2015. Unpublished Script Although the title of a published play is styled . . .
Published 29 December 2017
To determine how to style an online work, consider the work’s length, genre, and context . . .
Published 18 December 2017
When referring to a work in a bilingual volume in which titles appear in both languages, give both titles and interpolate a slash between them. The slash has a space on each side when the title on either side contains a space: Leopardi, Giacomo. “Storia del genere umano / History of the Human Race.” Operette . . .
Published 11 December 2017
Extremely long titles and conventional titles usually condensed may be shortened in your prose and in your works-cited list. Extremely Long Titles Some works, particularly older ones, have very long titles, such as this treatise by the seventeenth-century English physician John Bulwer: Philocophus; or, The Deafe and Dumbe Mans Friend, Exhibiting the Philosophical Verity of That Subtile Art, . . .
Published 7 March 2018
If you need to shorten a title within quotation marks that begins with a title in quotation marks, use the title within the title as the short form and retain the single quotation marks within double quotation marks: Karen Ford argues that Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper” is “replete with contradictions” (“‘Yellow Wallpaper’” 311). . . .
Published 22 February 2018
Following the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook, provide a description of the work if it is untitled. Do not italicize the description or enclose it in quotation marks (28–29): Schimpf, K. D. “Quarterly Earnings Prompt Stock Split.” Monthly newsletter of the Phillips Petroleum Company, Aug. 2008, www.philpet.com/smartin/quarterly-split/. Kirkland, Edward. “Sauber, Fisher Duel for Senior . . .
Published 1 December 2017
If you need to differentiate among several introductions in a source because each is labeled “Introduction,” you can either make clear in your writing which introduction you are referring to or use a description in a parenthetical citation: In his introduction to Antigone, Bernard Knox remarks that to Victorian readers, “the subject matter of the play seemed academic” (35). . . .
Published 30 November 2017
It’s not uncommon for a writer to discuss two or more works with the same title. For example, a writer may compare different editions or translations of the same work or discuss a written work and its film adaptation with the same title. When identical titles are styled identically—such as the italic titles of a . . .
Published 29 September 2017
When a trilogy is published in one volume with a title of its own, the course of action is clear: italicize the title of the trilogy as if it were a work. Naguib Mahfouz’s The Cairo Trilogy, containing the novels Palace Walk, Palace of Desire, and Sugar Street, is an example. So are Ursula K. . . .
Published 21 March 2018
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