Posts related to two authors
If you are citing coauthors who share a last name (e.g., husband and wife or brother and sister), should you list the last name twice?
Yes. You should treat each author as an individual with a unique identity. Thus, if you are citing a work by authors who share a… Read More
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?
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… Read More
Why are both a comma and and used to separate the names of coauthors in a works-cited-list entry?
The MLA Handbook notes that “[w]hen a source has two authors,” you should “[r]everse the first of the names” and “follow it with a comma and… Read More
How do I cite comics or a graphic novel if I want to credit several collaborators as equal creators of the work?
When you write about a collaborative work such as comics or a graphic novel without focusing on one person’s role, begin your works-cited-list entry with… Read More
If I cite a poem posted to a blog by someone who is not the poem’s author, do I need to write “posted by” and the blogger’s name in the “Other contributors” slot?
It depends on whether the person posting the poem is responsible for the blog as a whole. If the blogger is responsible for the entire… Read More
If more than one person is interviewed in the same interview, do I create separate entries for each person or treat them as coauthors in a single entry?
One interview is one work, no matter how many people are being interviewed or how many people are conducting the interview, so you should create… Read More
If I cite sources with the same lead author but different coauthors, do I use et al.?
Yes. In MLA style, when a work has more than two authors or editors, the works-cited-list entry provides the name of the lead author or… Read More
How do I cite a chapter by an individual author in a work with coauthors?
When you cite a chapter by an individual author in a work with coauthors, you must create a separate works-cited-list entry for each chapter: Althusser,… Read More
In works-cited-list entries for a work by more than one author, why is only the name of the first author inverted?
In a works-cited-list entry for a work by more than one author, the first name is inverted because the entry is alphabetized under the first… Read More