Haynes joined the Brown faculty in 2003. He has written
English Literature and Ancient Languages
(Oxford, 2003) and
The Oxford History of Literary Translation in English
, vol. 4: 1790–1900 (Oxford, 2006), which he co-edited with Peter France. Other books include a translation of Heidegger (with Julian Young), an edition of Swinburne, and an historical anthology of English translations of Horace (with D. S. Carne-Ross).
Over the last few years he has written articles on reception theory and classical studies, Modernism and classics, the reception of the Greek Anthology since the Renaissance, the fiction of Guy Davenport, and Virgil and the idea of the classic.
He recently translated and annotated essays by Johann Georg Hamann (Cambridge, 2007) and edited the Collected Critical Writings of Geoffrey Hill (Oxford, 2008). In press is his edition of Geoffrey Hill's Collected Poems, Broken Hierarchies (Oxford).
His current work includes vol. 5 (covering 1880 to 2000) of The Oxford History of the Classical Reception within English Literature , which he is editing and to which he is contributing. He is compiling "A Bibliography of Geoffrey Hill" and writing an essay on Hill's criticism. Also underway are two essays, "The Theory and Practice of Classics in the Nineteenth-Century Novel" and " 'There is an Idol in the Temple of Learning': Hamann and the History of Philosophy."