Professor Zimmerman is Professor of English Emeritus at San Francisco State University where he taught for forty years. Before that, he taught at Cal and Columbia (where he received his Ph.D.). He specialized in James Joyce, American Literature, and Literature and Psychology. He is also a graduate of the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis (where he is on the faculty) and he has a psychoanalytic practice in Berkeley. He has recently published a book on Joyce, Tyrants of the Heart: A Psychoanalytic Study of Mothers and Maternal Images in James Joyce.
Prof. Michael Zimmerman