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English Literature: Referencing Guide

Referencing style

Undergraduates and MPhil students studying English Literature should use the MHRA style of referencing.

Faculty specific referencing guidelines can be found in the Undergraduate Guide to Referencing Portfolios and Dissertations.

Specific Examples


The Poems and Letters of Andrew Marvell, ed. H.M. Margoliouth, 3rd edn, rev. Pierre Legouis with the collaboration of E.E. Duncan-Jones, 2 vols (Oxford, 1971). 

Faulkner, William, Light in August (London, 1952, repr. 1960; first published 1933). 

Ricks, Christopher, Keats and Embarrassment (Oxford, 1974). 

Eaves, T.C. Duncan, and Ben D. Kimpel, Samuel Richardson: A Biography (Oxford, 1971).



Bogdanow, Fanni, ‘The Suite du Merlin and the Post-Vulgate Roman du Graal ’, in Arthurian Literature in the Middle Ages: A Collaborative History , ed. Roger Sherman Loomis (Oxford, 1959), pp. 325-35.



Hillyer, Richard, ‘In More than Name Only: Jonson’s “To Sir Horace Vere”’, Modern Language Review , 85 (1990), 1-11.

Braswell, Mary Flowers, ‘C haucer’s “Court Baron”: Law and The Canterbury Tales ’, Studies in the Age of Chaucer , 16 (1994), 29-44.


Audio-Visual Materials: Use the BUFVC guide

Comic and Graphic Novels: See advice here

Guides with general advice