Two recognizable facets of modernity are feminism and the Nouveau Roman. Not only do the social movement and the 'new fiction' seem to be at odds, but Robbe-Grillet, while being praised for his avant-garde writings, is simultaneously being accused of strong antifeminism. Taking as a corpus Robbe-Grillet's novels, film-novels, photo-novels and autobiographical novels, the problem is examined using an eclectic array of thematic and diegetic approaches. Thematics are topics of discourse or of artistic representation; diegetics are narratives in their most unconventionally unnatural forms. Struggles between males and females and between form and content clash and collaborate in the contested site of the text where contradiction, ambiguity, equivocation and paradox deconstruct textual components as they are being constructed.