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MLA 8th edition: Works Cited examples

Using the new MLA 8th edition citation style.

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Books

 

Citation

One author

Jacobs, Alan. The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction. Oxford UP, 2011.

Nunberg, Geoffrey, editor. The Future of the Book. U of California P, 1996.

Chaucer, Geoffrey. The Canterbury Tales. Circa 1400-10, British Library, London, Harley MS 7334.

Gao Xingjian. Soul Mountain. 1st Perennial edition, Perennial, 2001.

Two authors

Dorris, Michael, and Louise Erdrich. The Crown of Columbus. HarperCollins Publishers, 1999.

Holland, Merlin, and Rubert Hart-Davis, editors. The Complete Letters of Oscar Wilde. Henry Holt, 2000.

Titon, Jeff Todd, and Bob Carlin, editors. American Musical Traditions. Vol. 2, Schirmer Reference, 2002. 5 vols.

Three or more authors

Burdick, Anne, et al. Digital Humanities. MIT P, 2012.

Baron, Sabrina Alcorn, et al., editors. Agent of Change: Print Culture Studies after Elizabeth L. Einstein. U of Massachusetts P / Center for the Book, Library of Congress, 2007.

Corporate author / Corporate author same as publisher

United Nations. Consequences of Rapid Population Growth in Developing Countries. Taylor and Francis, 1991.

Reading at Risk: A Survey of Literary Reading in America. National Endowment for the Arts, June 2004.

No author

The Generous Rivals: Or, Love Triumphant. Introduction for the Garland edition by Malcolm J. Bosse, Garland Publishing, 1973.

The Way of a Pilgrim, and The Pilgrim Continues His Way. Translated from the Russian by R. M. French, Harper, 1954.

Republished (original date is important)

Franklin, Benjamin. "Emigration to America." 1782. The Faber Book of America, edited by Christopher Ricks and William L. Vance, Faber and Faber, 1992, pp. 24-26..

Newcomb, Horace, editor. Television: The Critical View. 1976. 7th ed., Oxford UP, 2007.

Focus on the translation

Pevear, Richard, and Larissa Volokhonsky, translators. Crime and Punishment. By Feodor Dostoevsky, Vintage eBooks, 1993.

Sobchack, Julie Boyden, translator. Beowulf, a Pagan Hero: A Modern Poetic Translation. Algora Publishing, 2014.

Series

Kuhnheim, Jill S. "Cultures of the Lyric and Lyrical Culture: Teaching Poetry and Cultural Studies." Cultural Studies in the Curriculum: Teaching Latin America, Edited by Danny J. Anderson and Kuhnheim, MLA, 2003, pp. 105-22. Teaching Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.

Neruda, Pablo. Canto General. Translated by Jack Schmitt, U of California P, 1991. Latin American Literature and Culture 7.

Part of a collection

Dewar, James A., and Peng Hwa Ang. “The Cultural Consequences of Printing and the Internet.” Agent of Change: Print Culture Studies after Elizabeth L. Eisenstein, edited by Sabrina Alcorn Baron et al., U of Massachusetts P / Center for the Book, Library of Congress, 2007, pp. 365-77.

Euripides. The Trojan Women. Ten Plays, translated by Paul Roche, New American Library, 1998, pp. 457-512.

Previously published in a different form

Johnson, Barbara. "My Monster / My Self." The Barbara Johnson Reader: The Surprise of Otherness, edited by Melissa Feuerstein et al. Duke UP, 2014, pp. 179-90. Originally published in Diacritics, vol. 12, no. 2, 1982, pp. 2-10.

Versions/Editions

Cheyfitz, Eric. The Poetics of Imperialism: Translation and Colonization from The Tempest to Tarzan. Expanded ed, U of Pennsylvania P, 1997.

The Bible. Authorized King James Version, Oxford UP, 1998.

Wollstonecraft, Mary. A Vindication of the Rights of Woman. Edited by Deidre Shauna Lynch, Norton Critical Edition, 3rd ed., W.W. Norton, 2009.

Forwards, Introductions, etc.

Felstiner, John. Preface. Selected Poems and Prose of Paul Celan. by Paul Celan, translated by Felstiner, W.W. Norton, 2001, pp. xix-xxxvi.

Wallach, Rick. "Cormac McCarthy's Canon as Accidental Artifact." Introduction. Myth, Legend, Dust: Critical Responses to Cormac McCarthy, edited by Wallach, Manchester UP, 2000, pp. xiv-xvi.

Translated / transliterated title

Shklovskii, Viktor. O teorii prozy [On the Theory of Prose]. 2nd reprint, 1929, Ardis Publishers, 1985.

Shklovskii, Viktor. О теории прозы [On the Theory of Prose]. 2nd reprint, 1929, Ardis Publishers, 1985.

Book published before 1900

Rome, Richard. The Dramatic Works of Richard Brome. 3 vols. London, 1873.

Dewey, John. The School and Society. Chicago, 1899.

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von.. Conversations of Goethe with Eckermann and Soret. Translated by John Oxenford, new ed., London, 1975.

Articles

 

Citation

One author

Baron, Naomi S. “Redefining Reading: The Impact of Digital Communication Media.” PMLA, vol. 128, no. 1, Jan. 2013, pp. 193-200.

Deresiewicz, William. "The Death of the Artist--and the Birth of the Creative Entrepreneur." The Atlantic, Jan.-Feb. 2015, pp. 92-97.

Benton, Thomas H. (William Pannapacker). "The Professor as Pitchman" Chronicle of Higher Education, vol. 54, no. 38, 30 May 2008, p. C1

Williams, Joy. "Rogue Territory." The New York Times Book Review, 9 Nov. 2014, pp. 1+.

Two authors

Martin, Susan K., and Kylie Mirmohamadi. "Harry Potter's Secret: The Rise of Publishing Sensations from Mary Braddon to J. K. Rowling." English Studies: A Journal of English Language and Literature, vol. 95, no.2, Mar. 2014, pp. 131-148. doi: 10.1080/0013838X.2014.882126.

García-Guerrero, Jair, and Graciela Martínez Tamez. "Presencia de la medicina en las novelas del mago Harry Potter." Medicina Universitaria, vol. 9.no. 34, ene.-mar. 2007, pp. 42-46.

Three or more authors

Collier, Noelle R., et al. "Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Xena: Warrior Princess: Reception of the Texts by a Sample of Lesbian Fans and Web Site Users." Journal of Homosexuality, vol. 56, no. 5, Jul. 2009, pp. 575-609. doi: 10.1080/00918360903005253

Hsu, Chun-Ting, et al. "The Magical Activation of Left Amygdala When Reading Harry Potter: An fMRI Study on How Descriptions of Supra-Natural Events Entertain and Enchant." PLoS ONE, vol. 10 no. 2, Feb. 2015, pp.1-15. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0118179

No author

"The Film Set as Creative Source: How the Set of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Has Directly Inspired the Consumer Products Programme." License! Europe, Oct. 2006, pp. 36+.

"10 Questions." Time, vol. 176. no. 22, 29 Nov. 2010. p. 8.

Access through online database

Goldman, Anne. "Questions of Transport: Reading Primo Levi Reading Dante." The Georgia Review, vol. 64, no. 1, 2010, pp. 69-88. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/41403188.

Wadley, Carma "Children's Lit: Since 1938, Women's Reading Group has Focused on Books Written for Kids." Deseret Morning News [Salt Lake City], 21 Mar. 2005. LexisNexis Academic.

Web site / online journal

Mackin, Joseph. Review of The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction, by Alan Jacobs. New York Journal of Books, 2 June 2011, www.nyjournalofbooks.com/book-review/pleasures-reading-age-distraction.

Wadley, Carma. "Children's Lit: Since 1938, Women's Reading Group has Focused on Books Written for Kids." Deseret Morning News [Salt Lake City], 21 Mar. 2005, www.deseretnews.com/article/600119666/Childrens-lit-Since-1938-womens-reading-group-has-focused-on-books-written-for-kids.html?pg=all.

Deresiewicz, William. "The Death of the Artist--and the Birth of the Creative Entrepreneur." The Atlantic, 28 Dec. 2014, www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/01/the-death-of-the-artist-and-the-birth-of-the-creative-entrepreneur/383497/.

Hoyt, Eric, et al. "Visualizing and Analyzing the Hollywood Screenplay with ScripThreads." Digital Humanities Quarterly, vol. 8, no. 4, 2014, http://digitalhumanities.org:8081/dhq/vol/8/4/000190/000190.html.

Other Sources

 

Citation

Web Sites

Manifold Greatness: The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible. Folger Shakespeare Library / Bodleian Libraries, U of Oxford / Harry Ransom Center, U of Tesas, Austin, maniforldgreatness.org.

Eaves, Morris, et al. editors. The William Blake Archive. 1996-2014, www.blakearchive.org/blake/.

National Endowment for the Arts. www.arts.gov.

Beete, Paulette. "Art Talk with Portraitist Jonathan Yeo." Art Works Blog, 12 Jul. 2016, https://www.arts.gov/art-works/2016/art-talk-portraitist-jonathan-yeo.

Hollmichel, Stefanie. "The Reading Brain: Differences between Digital and Print". So Many Books, 25 Apr. 2013, somanybooksblog.com/2013/04/25/the-reading-brain-differences-between-digital-and-print/.

Jeane. Comment on "The Reading Brain: Differences between Digital and Print". So Many Books, 25 Apr. 2013, 10:30 p.m., somanybooksblog.com/2013/04/25/the-reading-brain-differences-between-digital-and-print/#comment-83030.

Television Series

Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Created by Joss Whedon, performance by Sarah Michelle Gellar, Mutant Enemy, 1997-2003.

Gellar, Sarah Michelle, performer. Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Mutant Enemy, 1997-2003.

Whedon, Joss, creator. Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Mutant Enemy, 1997-2003.

"Hush." Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Created by Joss Whedon, performance by Sarah Michelle Gellar, season 4, episode 10, Mutant Enemy, 1999.

"Hush." Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Created by Joss Whedon, performance by Sarah Michelle Gellar, season 4, episode 10, WB Television Network, 14 Dec. 1999.

"Hush." 1999. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Complete Fourth Season, created by Joss Whedon, performance by Sarah Michelle Gellar, episode 10, Twentieth Century Fox, 2003, disc 3.

Motion Picture

Scott, Ridley, director. Blade Runner. 1982. Performance by Harrison Ford, director's cut, Warner Bros., 1992.

Kuzui, Fran Rubel, director. Buffy the Vampire Slayer.Twentieth Century Fox, 1992.

Thurman, Uma, performer. Kill Bill. Vol. 1. Written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. A Band Apart, 2003.

Music

Beyoncé. "Pretty Hurts." Beyoncé, Parkwood Entertainment, 2013, www.beyonce.com/album/beyonce/?media_view=songs.

Schubert, Franz. Piano Trio in E Flat Major D 929. Performance by Wiener Mozart-Trio, unabridged version, Deutsch 929, Preiser Records, 2011..

Other

[Untitled object]    Mackintosh, Charles Rennie. Chair of stained oak. 1897-1900. Victoria and Albert Museum, London..

[Email]    Boyle, Anthony T. "Re: Utopia." Received by Daniel J. Cahill, 21 June 1997.

[Tweet]    @persiankiwi. "We have report of large street battles in east & west of Tehran now - #Iranelection." Twitter, 23 June 2009, 11:15 a.m., twitter.com/persiankiwi/status/2298106072.

[Video on a Web site]    "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Unaired Pilot 1996." YouTube, uploaded by Brian Stowe, 28 Jan. 2012, www.youtube.com/watch?v-WR3J-v7QXXw.

[Physical object experienced in person]    Bearden, Romare. The Train. 1975, Museum of Modern Art, New York.

[Live presentation]    Atwood, Margaret. "Silencing the Scream." Boundaries of the Imagination Forum. MLA Annual Convention, 29 Dec. 1993, Royal York Hotel, Toronto.