Typical literary criticism collections include:
Work originally published in a magazine[See MLA Handbook, sec. 5.6.7]
Tyler, Anne. "Manic Monologue." The New Republic 17 April 1989: 44-46. Rpt. in Contemporary Literary Criticism. Ed. Roger Matuz. Vol.58. Detroit: Gale Research, 1990: 325-26.
Work originally published in a continuously paged journal[See MLA Handbook, secs. 5.6.7]
Cutler, Bruce. "What We Are, and Are Not." Poetry 108 (1966): 269-273. Rpt. in Contemporary Literary Criticism. Ed. James P. Draper. Vol. 80. Detroit: Gale Research, 1994. 174-75.
Essay originally published in a book[See MLA Handbook, 5.6]
Reilly, Patrick. The Literature of Guilt: From 'Gulliver' to Golding. Iowa City: University of Iowa P, 1988. 138-161. Rpt. in Contemporary Literary Criticism. Ed. Roger Matuz. Vol. 58. Detroit: Gale Research,
Essay originally in an edited book (i.e. anthologies, etc.)[MLA Handbook, 5.6.7]
Mencken, H.L. "The Great Gatsby." F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Man and His Work. Ed. Alfred Kazin. New York: Macmillan Collier, 1962. 89-92. Rpt. in Twentieth Century Literary Criticism. Ed. Dennis Poupard and James E. Person, Jr. Vol. 14. Detroit: Gale Research, 1984. 147-49.
Other Sources - Dictionary of Literary Biography[See MLA Handbook, 5.6.8, 5.6.15, 5.6.16]
Miller, Ruth. "Emily Dickinson." The American Renaissance in New England. Ed. Joel Myerson. Dictionary of Literary Biography 1. Detroit: Gale Research, 1978.
The GCC English Department guide simplifies the format for citations from anthologies, such as ones from Current Controversies, Taking Sides, etc. shown below. Consult with your instructor on the preferred format.
CQ Researcher/Editorial Research Reports[Consider as a periodical - the author is on the first page of the text.]
Clark, Charles S. "The Obscenity Debate." The CQ Researcher 20 Dec. 1991: 969-92.
Current Controversies[See MLA Handbook, secs. 5.6.7]
This is a collection of essays that were originally published in other sources, such as books or magazines/journals. Titles may have changed. Check the source (often a footnote) at the beginning of the essay. This example reflects a change in the title of the article.
Gunther, Gerald. "All Speech Should Be Unrestricted on College Campuses." Free Speech. Ed. Bruno Leone. Current Controversies. San Diego: Greenhaven, 1994. 75-79. Rpt. of "Is There Ever a Good Reason to Restrict FreeSpeech on a College Campus - No," This World 9 Sept. 1990.
Information Plus[Consider as an edited book, 5.6.16]
Siegel, Mark A., Nancy R. Jacobs, Carol D. Foster, eds. Gun Control: Restricting Rights or Protecting People? Detroit: Thomson Gale, 2005.
This is a collection of essays that were originally published in other sources, such as books or
magazines/journals. Titles may have changed. Check the source at the beginning of the essay in Taking Sides.
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