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BA and MA in English Literature and Humanities at Eastern Mediterranean University, Famagusta. Fatih Parlak is a Ph.D candidate in the Ph.D program of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He completed his MA in the Department of English Literature and Humanities at Eastern Mediterranean University in 2012, with a focus on Medical History and dynamics of history writing in contemporary Turkey. His research interests lie in the area of Early Modern Mediterranean with special emphasis on reflections of the image of the Turk in European arts and literature, and Turko-Spanish confrontations in the Mediterranean, especially the Great Siege of Malta (1565) and the Battle of Lepanto (1571). He is also interested in transatlantic trade of medical substances, more precisely, that for syphilis. He presented his paper introducing an Ottoman medical manuscript about syphilis in the international conference on “Islamic Civilization in the Mediterranean” (2010). During his MA period, he worked as an editorial assistant of the “EMU Research Newsletter”, aiming at projecting research activities in the University.