Only italicize et al., meaning “and others,” if it is referred to as a term, as the examples in this sentence and the question above show. In parenthetical citations and works-cited-list entries, the abbreviation should be set roman, as shown in the MLA Handbook (116, 22): (Burdick et al. 42) Burdick, Anne, et al. Digital_Humanities. MIT P, 2012. Work . . .
Published 17 January 2019