The Modern Language Association style guide (which, unlike Chicago, APA, or the AP style guide), is the style guide used for academic writing about literature. According to the MLA style guide, titles of books should be italicized. This is true even if the title of the book appears in the title of a paper about the book (here is an example).
As a user on this site, I frequently put book titles in question titles. Could we have the ability to include italic text in question titles? I feel like this site should be able to support established conventions for writing about literature.
NOTE: I am not asking for the following:
I do not want to edit other peoples' questions/answers because they do not conform to MLA guidelines. In fact, I don't care what format people put their titles in; it's a meaningless debate that I am not interested in having. All I am asking for is the ability to follow MLA guidelines in my content.
I realize that this feature request is difficult to implement technically, and I understand completely if Stack Exchange decides not to dedicate the resources to implementing it.