MLA Format

Inside the paper, offer parenthetical citations (just author and page) not only for direct quotations, but also for summarized and paraphrased material from sources. For example, Brontë's friend and biographer claims that Maria Brontë lay sick throughout the last seven months of her life (Gaskell 42). Note proper punctuation in citing (no comma, no pg., no pgs, nothing but a space between author and page!). Note also proper punctuation in quoting directly and that we speak of events in literature and film in the present tense: "Art allows Brontë to penetrate her psyche to a depth which not even her dreamlife made manifest" (Keefe 120). Interested readers can then easily retrieve full bibliographic information by referring to your alphabetized list of works at the end of the paper. The following list shows correct format for books, articles, television shows, films, primary sources contained inside edited works, and mostly actual resources for various types of literary research.

Works Cited

Abrams, M.H., ed. A Glossary of Literary Terms. 6th ed. Fort Worth: Harcourt Brace, 1993.

Ackroyd, Peter. "The Three Sisters." New Yorker 18 Sept. 1995: 99-104.

Brontë, Charlotte. Jane Eyre. 1847. NY: Penguin, 1966.

"The Brontës." Literary Women. Narr. Sam Waterston. Time-Life Productions. NBC. KHQ, Spokane. 3 July 1997.

"Charlotte Bronte." Bronte1. (26 Jan. 1998).

Cowart, David. "Oedipal Dynamics in Jane Eyre." Literature and Psychology 31 (1981): 33-38.

Churchill, Caryl. Churchill: Plays Two. London: Methuen, 1990.

Dooley, Lucile. "Psychoanalysis of Charlotte Brontë, As a Type of the Woman of Genius." The American Journal of Psychology 31.3 (July 1920): 221-272.

Doyle, Arthur Conan. The Lost World. 1912. Chicago: Academy Chicago Publishers, 1990.

Gaskell, Elizabeth. The Life of Charlotte Brontë. Edinburgh: John Grant, 1924.

Genesis. In The Norton Anthology of World Masterpieces, Vol. I. NY: W.W. Norton and Co., 1985. 18-21.

Gilman, Perkins. The Yellow Wallpaper. 1892. Alexandria, VA: Orchises Press, 1990.

Jane Eyre. Starring Joan Fontaine and Orson Welles. Twentieth Century Fox, 1944.

Keefe, Robert. Charlotte Brontë's World of Death. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1979.

Leavis, Q.D. Introduction. Jane Eyre. By Charlotte Brontë. NY: Penguin, 1966. 7-29.

Momaday, N. Scott. The Way to Rainy Mountain. University of New Mexico Press, 1969.

Morrison, Toni. The Bluest Eye. 1970. NY: Penguin, 1994.

The New English Bible. NY: Oxford University Press, 1972.

"The Popul Vuh." In Writing About the World. 2nd. ed. by Susan McLeod et al. Fort Worth, TX: Harcourt Brace and Co., 1995. 491-494.

Rapaport, Herman. "Jane Eyre and the Mot Tabou." Modern Language Notes 94 (1979): 1093-1104.

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